Father’s Day with My Dad, Al Chille
Father's Day this year has both my kid's out of town, Justine in Florida and Joe in Atlantic City. My step kids Colby and Grace each gave me very nice gifts, I will see my stepson Branden later today. I got the rash of social media messages and texts from everyone (thank you). That got me to thinking about my Dad, Al Chille. He and I have always had a great relationship, always close, we have had our disagreements, but they haven't separated us in distance, admiration or love.
I am the oldest of four children. I have a brother Mike, and sisters Elizabeth, and Annmarie. We are all very close, something that was always fostered by my Dad, and my Mom.
My Dad while a great father, always stressed that none of us are perfect, but we always need to look out and take care of each other as a family. This was something that he not only preached, but practiced.
I will always remember once about 15 years ago when my Dad, brother Mike and I went on a "Man-cation" together, none of the "man stuff", just sightseeing, visiting historic sites, going out to eat and lots of laughing...when we get together as a family there is ALWAYS LOT'S OF LAUGHING.
My Dad is now 86 years old. Still healthy and very active, my step-mom Pat sees to that. My Dad's Mom lived to 101, so I hope that I will have my Dad for some time to come. I love you DAD!
CELEBRATE THE DAY!