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#1 newoodky

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:10 PM

Hey Guys and Gals,

A little backstory: My family learned of my fathers rare cancer diagnosis back in late March. Based on the type of cancer and treatment options it is evident that this may be my last fathers day with him.  As an only child, I was stuck to him like glue growing up.  Every sons first hero is his dad.  He got me involved in numerous sports growing up that I still participate in today.  He started teaching me the game of golf when I was 4 years old.  He played in a weekday Mens league and I would tag along with a plastic ball and club hitting it all around the golf cart/greens.

I am looking for some ideas of what to do for fathers day?  I am trying to find something more than just a card and dinner.  Since the majority of our relationship revolves around sports (golf, hockey, and baseball) something sports related would be ideal, but brings a lot of issues.  I am not sure he could handle a round of golf with his current strength.  A baseball game doesnt work with the amount of people and his immune system being compromised.

About me: I am 26 years old and funds are somewhat limited.

If you have any ideas or opinions they would greatly be appreciated.


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#2 One_Putt_Blunder

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

Sorry to hear about your dad. How bout arranging to spend Fathers day Sunday with just the two of you at home watching the final round of the US Open? Make his favorite lunch/dinner or order in something nice and just enjoy the final round together?

As I have grown older and closer to my folks I have learned that what they truly appreciate and remember is time together and effort vs something that costs a lot of money. I'd be willing to bet you plan a nice day together it will mean more to him than any gift you can buy and it wont cost you a lot of money.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

I appreciate the response and that is a great idea.  I know the time spent will be more valuable than what we do, but was just looking for other ideas.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:44 PM

As a father of a 30 and 25 year old, I'll echo what One_Putt said. Just spending the day with him will most likely be the best gift you can give him

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 09:30 PM

Find a couple guys with motorcycles willing to take you on a scenic drive.  If he has never been on a HD, he will love it.  Riding a motorcycle through great scenery is one of lifes great pleasures.  

But everyone else is right too.  You could sit in a pub for four hours talking and he will be just as happy.

Grace be with your family.

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Posted 30 May 2017 - 11:42 AM

As someone who just lost his Dad I can tell you that the only thing that means anything at all is time.  Don't spend money.  Spend time  

And do yourself a favor and let him know how you feel and say anything you want to say.
I took this advice from my cousin when he lost his Dad and it was awkward at first but I have to say those are conversations I will cherish forever.

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:44 AM

I appreciate all your guys ideas.  Decided to watch the final round of the US Open and grill up an absolute feast.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

I would say skip the card and hand write him a letter, saying some of the stuff u said, and im sure u have plenty more to say.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

View Postnewoodky, on 31 May 2017 - 09:44 AM, said:

I appreciate all your guys ideas.  Decided to watch the final round of the US Open and grill up an absolute feast.
Sorry to hear about your dad's condition. Thoughts and prayers for him. I like your plan. I'm sure he'd be very happy.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 12:47 PM

How'd your day with your dad go?

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