A Dear Dad and Grandad (60 – 80 Years)

Heading off to primary school then secondary or grammar, at break time playing football with
   the other lads,
a father is first a little boy, child, teenager and then young adult, long before becoming
a dad,
a lifetime of marriage and children imparts experience and knowledge, leading to a wealth
  of respected wisdom,
sharing treasured stories of family history, humorous anecdotes and memories about great 
 grandad and mum.

 Walking past a line of Triumph motorbikes with riders wearing black leather jackets in front of
 a rock cafe,
smartly dressed mods on scooters with multiple silver chrome mirrors listening to a rhythm
  and blues band play,
Elvis and rock and roll was followed by the contemporary sound of the Beatles, also known as
  as The Fab Four,
listening on a Sunday evening to the Top 20 on a pocket sized silver transistor radio, wishing
   there was more.

Watching World Cup football on the new television, the players in black and white on a screen
 of silver grey,
using a video tape recorder to tape your favourite songs then enjoying meeting with friends and 
  hearing them play,
driving your first car a light sky blue Ford Anglia looking at the sleek lines of a sporty black and
cream Capri,
going to a pop, blues and folk festival with a hippy crowd in flower power clothes, as far as the
eye can see.

As a small child you taught me to tie my laces, picked me up and gently hugged me when
I fell down,
answered hundreds of questions with patient answers and sunshine in your smile, very
  rarely a slight frown,
the special maternal all encompassing love built on a lifetime of giving and caring, which
we all shared,
we are honoured to have had such a wonderful much loved dad and grandad, for whom
 we deeply cared.

In loving memory of Justin Farthing 1939 – 2017

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