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Presents for Dad

by on June 1st, 2009

Three Generations of Betteridge Men

Dads are pretty tough to buy for. My pop claimed never to need a thing, and the truth was, he didn’t. He was the sort of guy that could make a roof and a bed and be right at home in any place where he happened to find himself. Cars, clothes and anything new just didn’t appeal to him. But if someone he cared about gave him something…

There was the stupid hat, worn to death (literally), a gift from my sister, and the cufflinks, worn mowing the lawn and mixing cement, a present from his Dad.

It was the thought, and his constant remembrance of that thought, that made these gifts something he wanted so much, when he needed so little.

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