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.
In a busy city clanging trams follow their silver rails, an open topped
bus passes with a silver spiral staircase to the rear,
working men in flat caps and professionals in pinstriped suits and black
bowler hats, walk to jobs distant and near,
Bing Crosby’s smooth dulcet tones play alongside the swinging upbeat
songs of Glenn Miller’s big band sound,
the quality far superior to the wind up gramophone with it’s crackling
records, the speaker horn petal shaped and round.
A day trip by steam train with it’s rhythmical clickerty-clack and
fragrant coal smoke on a beautiful summer’s day,
passing railway stations displaying vibrant Art Deco posters
advertising holidays only a train journey away,
multi-paned pillar box red telephone boxes stand sentry at street
corners and parade against brick walls,
the whir of the telephone’s silver numbered dial, a moments silence
then ringing as the exchange operator connects your call.
As a small child you taught me to tie my laces, picked me up and gave
me a gentle hug when I fell down,
answered hundreds of questions with patient answers and sunshine in
your smile, very rarely a slight frown,
the special paternal 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.
Beloved Dad and Grandad Justin Farthing 1929 – 2017
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