I have the best ever. He is wise, and he busted his ass to give my mother, my brother, and myself a good life. He has supported me in everything I’ve ever wanted to do and been patient when I fucked up (which was often).
I recall one of the many times I and our college secular group, pissed off the entirety of rural Springfield. We had just organized a “fuck rally” in response to censorship. The local paper ran five stories in a week whining about it and talking about how it wasn’t newsworthy. Several times commenters on those stories left comments to the tune of, “I’ll bet your parents are so proud of you!”
Dad was right there in the comments identifying himself as my father, championing his pride for me, and inviting them to kiss his country ass.
When my time comes, if I’m even a fraction of the man my father is, I will have lived a good life.
Here are some pictures. You should also read some of my dad’s contributions to this site. The man’s great.