Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Red Sucker For Dad

It was Father's Day, and all the family was gathered around for the celebration.  I was about 4, and my present to my dad was a red sucker.  While he talked to everyone and opened his presents, I would sneak a lick.  I remember thinking, "well, if I take just a few licks, he'll have most of it himself."  By the time he finished opening his presents, I had licked the whole sucker!  My dad, having the good sense of humor that he did, laughed about it, and always teased me about the red sucker, my gift to him on that Father's Day.


I have been thinking about this story lately, and even shared it with a blog friend.  I went to church last Saturday, and a couple pews in front of me was a family with two girls.  I think they were sisters.  The youngest one couldn't sit still, as she was only 3 or so.  She kept turning around, acting up in her seat, so I could clearly see her.  And do you know what she was holding - a red sucker!   I then noticed that her sister was also holding a red sucker.  I smiled so BIG, as it reminded me of me, the spunky little girl who mischievously ate all her dad's sucker.  : )

 
~Sheri

30 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What sweet memories and happy times! Enjoy your day my friend. Hugs, Diane

Susie said...

Sheri, I love this story. I bet you and your father had this as your very own private joke for years. You know that saying: it's not the big things in life...it's the little things that truly matter. You probably remember this every time you see a red sucker. :):) If that is a photo of you, you are so cute and what shiny hair, love it. Blessings to you, xoxo, love you, Susie

a writing place said...

Sweet memory...

And precious photo!

Tessa

Regine Karpel said...

How sweet

Teresa said...

The love you shared allowed you to trust you could.
And those girls' story is priceless. A hug and smile sent to you from heaven. By the sweetest angels.
Precious stories and memories. You're a Rich Woman, Dear Friend.
Cheers,
Teresa

Vintage Jane said...

Lovely story ... and lovely photo! M x

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Aren't memories wonderful. I am sure your dad remembered that all his life.

Have a great week Sheri,
Hugs,
Mary

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Sheri I enjoyed reading your sweet share of a cherished memory. It's always the smallest snippets of time that rush back emotions. Red is my favorite lollipop flavor.
xoxo,
Vera

Terra Hangen said...

What a cute story.

Sherry said...

i love this sweet memory, sheri!
and i'm thankful it hugged your
heart. precious...

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Sheri - what a wonderful story and post.
I do like the photo you have shared too ...

Memories are just so special ...

Wishing you a most fabulous day my blogging friend.

All the best Jan

LoveT. said...

What a lovely Story Sheri :)

kisses <3

Susan said...

ha hahahha Oh that's a funny story, Sheri. Your dad sounded like a great guy. Love your new header! Susan

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Aw, Sheri, what a sweet story! They say it is the little things that matter the most in life, and this story proves that point. A precious moment reminded by another innocent (but slightly naughty) little girl. You sure were a cutie-pie! Hugs for you xo Karen

Debby Ray said...

Isn't it amazing how something so simple can spark a memory like that? What a sweet story :)

janice15 said...

Such a lovely memory my dear. Happy Spring with love Janice

Nuria Travelera said...

Lovely story, such a nice memories :)
You look very cute little girl!
Besos
www.travelera.es

20 North Ora said...

What a precious memory!!

Judy

CIELO said...

Cute you! ;)

Cielo

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet story and charming coincidence. Memories are made of this.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I love this sweet story about your cute self, Sheri! Family memories are so precious. Thank you for sharing! xo ♥

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You are a baby doll. Such sweet memories to treasure. Hope the rest of your week is fabulous! xo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Sheri!
What a darling you are! Just as sweet now as then.
So, it seems that you have always liked red-adorable!
Happy Wednesday,
Love,
Jemma

Sweet Things said...

Funny how memories just appear from nowhere xxxx

Karen said...

That's a cute story and photo, and a great memory of your good-natured Dad!

Jody and Stan said...

Wonderful memory with your dad. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Jody

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear, dear friend,

I seem to be apologizing profusely at everyone's post for being so late. School and other circumstances have required my attention, making it difficult to get to my favorite blogs in the morning.

I LOVE your story. Those moments of childhood truly are gems to remember. YOUR PHOTO! What a darling....blond hair?Adorable. Much love sweetest friend, Anita

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a heartwarming memory...and also a serendipitous way in which it came back to you :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Such a sweet memory you shared - lovely how little things bring back happy thoughts. Love the sweet photo of you.
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Marcia Pilar said...

What a great story, my friend. Now I'm craving a red sucker. :)
xoxo