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That's too bad about the painting, but I guess he got his way in the end.
By: PT Dilloway on May 21, 2014
Yes, I do agree that your Dad was having his way in the end.
By: Shelly on May 21, 2014
seems he did get his wishes, but sad that you lost it.
By: TexWisGirl on May 21, 2014
Stephen: My condolences on the passing of your Dad. I lost mine the week of Christmas 13 years ago and still miss him. I think all of your paintings are superb. A wonderful post.
By: Michael Manning on May 21, 2014
I am glad you and your dad had a good relationship. One of my greatest regrets is of not yet being mature-enough at the time of his death 33 years ago to fully appreciate all of the sacrifices he had made for his family.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on May 21, 2014
awww what a shame- I would have liked seeing that image- especailly his hands. But imagine where he might have ended up- you never know- he might be up on someone's walls and they love his face!
By: Kathe W. on May 21, 2014
It did occur to me that it was your father's (strong) hand that played a part in the painting's disappearance. Gotta love that.. despite your loss all around.
By: Hilary on May 21, 2014
How strange for it to just disappear like that! My thought would be that your dad reached down from heaven and snatched it off the top of the car.
By: Coloring Outside the Lines on May 21, 2014
I was hoping to see the picture, but yes, your dad got his way, and if he wanted you to find it, it would have been in the lost and found,
By: Cranky on May 21, 2014
Some things just aren't meant to be. You are right, it would have been nicer had it been returned to you.
By: mimi on May 21, 2014
Yeah your Dad's having a grin about your painting right now. :D Shame you lost your work though.
By: LL COOL JOE on May 21, 2014
Too strange not to be true. But it begs for you to post another painting or at least a picture of your dad. (I have a photo of my dad here on my desk (d. 2002). In the photo he is smiling. In real life he hardly ever smiled. But I prefer to remember him the way I want to remember him.)
By: Tom Sightings on May 21, 2014
I'm sensing his hand in this also. I was hoping to see the painting and wonder just where it did end up.
By: Akansas Patti on May 21, 2014
Yeah. That was no accident. I hope the scavengers who picked up that package appreciated your dad's (un)likeness. Maybe it led somebody from a life of roadside theft to a life as a CEO.
By: Val on May 21, 2014
awww, that's sad. i hope the painting found a good home.
By: Fran on May 21, 2014
I guess you will always wonder where that painting ended up...
By: Pixel Peeper on May 21, 2014
What a neat story! Accidents can bring about very unusual stories.
By: red on May 21, 2014
Things happen for a reason, I always say. At least you tried. :)
By: Scott Park on May 21, 2014
It seems you were able to satisfy both parents their opposing wishes! Well done!
By: The Broad on May 22, 2014
How frustrating! It's perplexing that such a big item would completely vanish unless...your dad was, and still is, a very powerful man.
By: Robyn Engel on May 22, 2014
Those hands were very strong, weren't they? Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on May 22, 2014
YES!!! Your Dad DID have a hand in THAT!!! I SO love that idea!! I know what you mean about that 6 years... just a blur... Mom has been gone 34... Dad...almost 18... Wow... I do understand... ~shoes~
By: redshoes51 on May 22, 2014
Your DadÂ´s portrait is probably hanging in someoneÂ´s house and makes a great party tale about how they came across this great painting lying on the road and how it must have been meant for them!
By: John on May 26, 2014
So sorry for your loss. You obviously loved your Dad a great deal and losing the painting was another part of him you admired.
By: Daniel LaFrance on May 26, 2014
What an interesting turn of events. So sad about the loss of your dad and all the pain that goes with that. I think that is an interesting idea that maybe your dad had a role in making the painting disappear.
By: Cheryl P. on May 29, 2014
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