Growing up, it was just my dad and I. My parents were divorced by the time I turned four and my brother was significantly older than me. By the time I was ten, I was living with my father full time.
My dad was a great man He always watched out for me. He would do activities with me and my brother He would share his classic rock with us When I was at Boy Scout camp and didn't get any letters from home, my dad, who was a Scoutmaster, hugged me and told me what he knew my Mom was thinking.
His death shook me, and forever changed the way I looked at the world. The ways I've tried to deal with my dad's death are written with no chronology. With my dad's passing, the years have started to blur together Then again, that could be because I'm getting older.
To start off, my view of sitcoms was the first thing to change. I watched "Home Improvement" on and off during the show's run, but after my dad's death, I noticed something in the way the show was written.
Tim Allen's character Tim Taylor was probably the most prominent example of a curious pop-cultural phenomenon that had started in the 80s with shows like "Roseanne", but crystallized when the 90s came about.
That phenomenon was that of "the parent who doesn't know anything". For all the issues we have with our parents, we can rely on them to guide us through the world, offering re-assurance and support as they do the best they can.
Tim wasn't treated like that on this show, though He always meant well and did the best he could under all circumstances, but his family never gave him any respect.
I really paid no mind to it while my dad was alive, but after his death, I started to feel that shows like this were besmirching the concept of fatherhood.
Yes, there are plenty of bad fathers in the world, but there are just as many good fathers. Did I have issues with my dad? Of course I did, but I loved him regardless.
I've often adapted myself into the entertainment world through various movies and TV shows as a way of looking at the world from a different perspective, and as I watched "Home Improvement", I felt like somebody who was thrust into a position of authority and deserved some respect.
I'm the elder child in our household, and even though I was 12 when my dad died, I felt that I was the one who the responsibility was to shift to. It actually ended up shifting to my younger brother, who hardly ever has the same issues that I do, but that's an issue for another time.
About a month-and-a-half after my dad died, the movie "Casper" was released. The beginning of my grief processing came about with this movie.
James was mourning over the death of his wife Amelia Amy Brenneman and his ghost-chasing throughout the movie was his way of dealing with the issues that hung over him.
Sorry I couldn't find a picture of Ms.
Pictures of characters in that movie are hard to find She reassures James of her love for them and tells him to stop looking for her.
She also offers up some parenting tips as well. I often wish that my dad could come back and offer me advice of any sort.
I wish he would come back and reassure me of his love for our family. Considering all the things I've done and said, I often wonder if my dad would still love me. I haven't always been nice in dealing with my dad's death Sometimes I've been spiteful and selfish. In my first year on the Home Theater Foruma thread came about called "What sucks?
I said that my dad's death sucked, and then I said that Nirvana sucks. I also said something horrific about Kurt Cobain.
While I never liked and never will like Nirvana's music, I went too far by saying I was glad Cobain was dead. It fell to another member to call me on my hypocrisy by mentioning his daughter Frances and the fact that she was growing up without a father as well.
In my younger years, I sometimes forgot that there were more people out there who lost parents. In my immediate circles of friends and fellow students, I never saw anybody who lost a parent. I thought that a parent's death usually came about when you were older, and if it happened when you were still young, it was a freakish turn of events.
I accept full responsibility for my words What I said was horrific and spiteful, and no matter what my feelings towards Cobain's music may be, rejoicing in his death is something I deeply regret. If I could go back to my teen years and take back the words I said, I would.I will never forget the day my Grandfather died.
My Grandfather has been dead for about four years now and I am not happy that he died, but I am happy that when he died he changed my life forever. Before he died I didn’t appreciate any of the time I had with him, and when it got closer to when he passed I cherished every second of it.
It’s pretty safe to say that my father was my best friend. Growing up, it was just my dad and I. My parents were divorced by the time I turned four and my brother was significantly older than me. By the time I was ten, I was living with my father full time.
In every sense, my father was the perfect father. That’s my “tag line” when people ask me about him. It sums up all the information they need. But for me, it carries a greater reality I felt when he died – that I will never be the same. I will never be the same as I was before.
In some ways, I see life as a puzzle – every experience you . On September 8, my father got to hold the newborn child he was told he would never meet. And that is not the end of it. My father was there for my first birthday, and my second birthday, and my third, and my forth, and he was able to live to see my ninth birthday, after .
That’s my “tag line” when people ask me about him. It sums up all the information they need. But for me, it carries a greater reality I felt when he died – that I will never be the same. I will never be the same as I was before.
In some ways, I see life as a puzzle – every experience you . When my father died, I didn't think my life would ever be the same.
It's sort of a sad story, but he's definately my inspiration. I love him, and I miss him so much.