One of my favorite memories of my dad, who died seven years ago, is how he loved terrible candy. He liked orange slices, Jujyfruits, and those fake orange peanuts. Could this be why I love candy too much? Perhaps :) I used my dad as inspiration for a dad in an earlier novel. Maybe no one else besides my betas will ever read it, but still, it was cool to memorialize him this way.
One of my favorite memories of my husband as a dad is watching him trudge through our house wearing all three boys. Arms and legs stuck out at odd angles, like a walking tree with knobby branches.
If you're a dad, I hope you spend the day doing what you love most. Kick back in a hammock, drink a cold one, and let everyone spoil you. But before you do that, take a moment to enjoy these quotes about dads:
"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." -- Harmon Killebrew
"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." -- unknown
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons." -- Johann Schiller
"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpriced, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society." -- Billy Graham
Ok, your turn. Care to share your favorite dad memory? And have you written about your dad, whether it was about good or bad memories?