I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Sunday, June 21, 2009

....... MY DADDY.......

He called me "Jackson"...If I ran a gaggle of nuns over with my blue jeep he would have said "I'm sure she has a good reason."...He was kind, gentle sweet man. He took great pride in being a good son, tried to be a good husband and was a great father. He was a good man..Websters defines the word 'good' as Satisfactory in quality or kind. Worthy, pleasing, benevolent, well-behaved(well, not always), desirable,favorable, considerate and reliable. Yes, M/Sgt. Frank Russell Roycroft was a good man. He allowed me to be who I wanted to be and always tried to steer me to the right decision. Some times I followed...some times I took a different path...He was always there waiting for me. He loved being a grandpa..but mostly....he loved me...

16 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You picked the perfect LOLcat photo for your post! It's a lovely Father's Day tribute you wrote.

Willym said...

darling JS - a simple lovely tribute to a lovely man..

Rox said...

Nice, Jackiesue! Big hugs.

Sling said...

Your daddy did a fine job raising you doll.
Lovely tribute.

buddha_girl said...

You made me cry today.

I miss my Daddy so much right now.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

That was awesome...Thanks!

Liberality said...

that was very sweet!

just me said...

That was beautiful, Jackiesue. Absolutely beautiful.

billy pilgrim said...

beautiful

underneath it all you're just an old softy.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

debra:i wasnt going to do a fathers day post but when I saw that picture I knew I had too..
willym:he was one of a kind..never heard anyone say a bad word about him...
rox:big hugs to you too sweety.
sling:i used to tease him about reincarnation.that if he was reincarnated he must have been a really bad guy in the life before to get stuck with me as his only kid..but he never saw it that way.
buddha:i miss mine too...
galt:your most welcome..
liberality:thanks alot..
justme:easy to do,easy to say nice things about someone that deserves it.
billy:shh, wanna ruin my 'bitch' reputation?

texlahoma said...

Your dad must have done a good job. You seem like a well balanced person to me, we need more like you.

Anonymous said...

How Sweet. I feel the same way about my father. :-)

Bridget

Anne Johnson said...

Same! My dad rocked. I miss him every day.

Intense Guy said...

:)

M/Sgt. Roycroft had a handful with you - and he rose to the challenge.

*gives the vet a big salute*

sageweb said...

What a sweet thing to say..from a sweet lady.

Heidi said...

That cat is so precious. And what you wrote is so touching.