My Father—A life Unique!!

My blog today is a piece I wrote about my father in 1986.  I read it to him and gave him a copy shortly before he died and then read it at his funeral.  I have decided to publish it after all these years and much encouragement.   I have now written a 12 page commentary on each “thought point” in preparing for publication.  Your thoughts and comments are sincerely solicited.

Bill Kinkade

My Father—A Life Unique

It’s as if he were woven— as fabric  from the community in which he was reared.

Only the choicest threads were used, each one carefully selected

and used with extreme skill

Through the lean — hard years — the material was tested and proved

Strong — Resillient— Honest.

His fortune grew with time and great effort, but was exceeded by his humanity

His education was limited, but his knowledge was great—-and soon recognized.

For all he had received –He gave!

To his Wife— Love – Honor – Respect

To his Children — Lessons – Opportunities – Discipline

To his Relatives — Generosity – Tolerance – History

He did not wait for life to give him shape

Rather — the strength and quality of the fabric shaped his life.

It allowed him to see the needs of his community — Honest Service

It caused him to perform with — Integrity

It guided him among us in dealings — that when finished- there was

never cause for him  to lower his gaze or apology make.

We may not know the Weaver — Nor truly comprehend the process

That placed him with us — Exposed us to him.

Though we know we are richer from the acquaintance —

in our deepest thoughts we still ask– Who was this man– really?

The answers are as numerous as the fibers– interwoven in our experiences with him.

But one – comforting — fulfilling — sustaining — awareness remains

This Man Was My Father—I hope he was and is Yours!!


About pen4free

Retired and live in Woodland, Wa. with my wife, Sherri Adams. Since retiring, I have been writing. Two novels, "Arkansas Knights" and "Two Minutes To Live--Ten Seconds To Die". Arkansas Knights has been published and Two Minutes will be soon. My working life included some heavy involvement in political campaigns. Among others, was Richard Nixons campaign in 1960, & 72. Historical-first write-in campaign for Linda Smith for Congress and many more lesser known. My extensive work in industrial security and crime fighting from the private side of enforcement, gives me an insiders understanding of the problems of law-enforcement in todays "P C" world.
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