SOLSC17: 24/31, Poetry Friday: Remembering Dad


Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.


Thanks to Catherine at Reading to the Core for hosting today.

Dad would have been 94 years old today.  I saw this type of post elsewhere on one of the SOL17 posts.  Remembering Dad.


Humorous, housekeeper, generous,

Father to  Jone and Jon

Lover of his wife, June, and his family

Who felt the need to tell jokes and teach

Who seemed to fear nothing

Who gave his students lessons about life and not just math

Who would have liked his daughter to return home after college but she stayed in the Pacific Northwest

Who was proud to have his children succeed

©2017, jone rush macculloch

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9 Responses to SOLSC17: 24/31, Poetry Friday: Remembering Dad

  1. What a wonderful tribute to your father, Jone. I love the photos, especially the one of you with your dad. They complete the picture your poem paints. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Jone, this is wonderful! Somedays, it’s tough to remember because of the sense of loss. But, this is a celebration. Lovely. I think your Dad would love this.

  3. Rich tribute to your dad Jone, in words and pictures. I admire a teacher that gives his students lessons of life in addition to academics!

  4. What a lovely tribute to your dad.

  5. Jone, in a few words you’ve shared a magnanimous spirit, and you are certainly living out some of those investments your father made in his children. Touching and lovely – thanks for sharing.

  6. maryleehahn says:

    Lovely. He lives on in your memories.

  7. Alice Nine says:

    Lovely tribute to your dad, Jone. I find a solace in remembering and writing. And there’s something very special about childhood photos paired with those from later years.

  8. Beautiful tribute to your Dad, Jone. Makes me miss my Dad, too. Thanks for sharing. =)

  9. Ramona says:

    Love the pics. It is fun to remember our folks on their birthdays, a fitting way to recognize their contributions to our lives. And that last line – the wish of every parent – “Who was proud to have his children succeed.” I know he would be proud of you.

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