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Jun 16Liked by Liza Donnelly

Bless your dad. ❤️

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Is your cartoon dad the minister of silly walks, per chance?

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Jun 16Liked by Liza Donnelly

That was my first thought, too! It’s one of my favorite Python bits.

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YES!

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Lovely! 😊

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Jun 17Liked by Liza Donnelly

Thank God for all the great, kind, and caring fathers. My father would talk to a busy signal (way back when we used landlines); He loved to joke and tell stories; He was the coupon king, and the men in his senior men's club made up business cards for him: Al Zobel, Free Unsolicited Advice. He was a super bowler and the best coffee brewer. And IMHO, the best dad ever.

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HOw great, we are lucky! (by the way, I called you "Kitty" the other day, oops!

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Everyone in my household answers to "Kitty" or "Miss Kitty," so no worries. LOL.

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Jun 17Liked by Liza Donnelly

That brought a tear to my eye!

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:):)

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Thanks for your caring, clear words about your dad and the nuturing life you shared. Beautiful words.

My dad was wonderful in many ways. He was a leader in local politics and invited angry voice raising souls to join him to address a problem or find a solution. (It worked always!) Our village was quietly called "Tom's Town" and I was often called "Tommy's boy"--a label I loved. He became paralyzed and spent years learning how to walk again. Never a complaint. He did explain young kids with polio were spirited. And he loved to sing and was a "crooner" at local shows. He served in WWII and in battle. And I explained I would be a medic if drafted in Nam and he thought that was cool. Like him, I have spent the next decades as a community leader--especially now that I have a proud and strong trans daughter. He would say trans folx have courage.

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I love hearing these memories, so wonderful. Thank you, bob.

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Just really sweet. No wonder you turned out so well!

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Thanks!

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