I had a biological father that I never met, never contacted, and knew little about. I had a step-father that I did meet, that I spent some ten years with, but never really got to know. He was quite reserved, even with his own children. Do two partial father's make a father?
Not for me.
I was better off than my siblings, though, as I had grandparents that doted on me, especially my grandfather, OB. He was the role model that took me fishing and hunting, that gave me a moral sense, that gave me hugs, that told me stories, that shared his sense of humour. He was 55 when I was born, so I didn't get a lot of rough-housing or sports training, but I still look back on my years with him with fondness.
Happy Father's Day OB.
BTW - photo is him with my mother, when his Richelieu Club ran a trip tp Europe.
Status for this check in:
- Publishing - none - novel sent to Beta-readers, waiting for feedback by end of week. Then will incorporate that, and then send to editor/publisher for his changes. Once those are in he is sending to a copy editor.In the meantime, nice to NOT have to worry about editing.
- This ROW80 check in.
- Attended a workshop on writing about mothers - very interesting. Assignment is now to mull over what we learned, and in 2 weeks do 2000 words on her.
- Lunches and visits with friends and family - things that were neglected a bit while editing.