Sunday, June 21, 2009

To Change a shower head . . .

"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

My dad was really great at fixing and building things. When I moved into my own place I remember my dad purchased all these great tools for me in case I needed them. There was this one visit when he taught me how to change my first shower head! He said that I needed to know how to do that. Today, I noticed that my shower head needed changing. I pull out the very same tools he bought for me, my spare shower head and as I begin my work, I started to remember and smile . . .

Happy Father's Day to everyone!


  1. What a great story, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Father's Day has never been much on my radar. My dad wasn't around while I was growing up, although we're getting closer the past few years. And Dave just sees it as a money grab by the greeting card industry so he prefers not to even acknowledge it (what a party pooper, eh??!) So I always enjoy sharing vicariously in other people's Father's Day celebrations!

    Have a great week :)

  2. This is such a sweet post. I love that he helped you learn these things and that you can think of him and remember fondly those lessons.

  3. Hi Anne, thanks for your comments. I'm sorry to hear that your dad wasn't around while you were growing up but I'm glad to hear that you have been getting closer in the past years.

    In some respects I agree so much with your husband. :)

    Glad to hear that you liked my story. I just sort of remembered that story while I was changing my shower head and I thought what a wonderful way to honor Father's Day in his memory. A Father teaching his daughter to fix a shower head! Sometimes its just the little things that stand out.

    Thanks again and have a great Monday!

    Hi Barb, thank you so much for your comments. Its funny the little things we remember in life. Gives real meaning to the saying that every second counts . . . Thanks again and have a great Monday!

  4. This is such a touching story and a sweet way of remembering your dad on Father’s Day. Think of him as also smiling back at you as you changed the shower head.

  5. Kathy,

    What a great story! It is amazing how many memories our brain hold on, and the way everything connects together at the end.

    Thanks for sharing your story.

  6. Kathy, this is such a great Father's Day post. Thanks for sharing this special memory (and way to go on changing your shower head yourself!).

  7. Hi everyone, thanks so much for your comments.

    Maria, glad you liked my post. It's so funny the small and simple things we remember. And yes, I'm sure my Dad was smiling down too! :) I can be a good student when I have a great teacher.

    Candi, you're so right. It is really amazing what moments we can remember so clearly. Thanks so much for your comments and I'm glad you liked the story.

    Annie, glad you liked my post. My little way of honoring my Dad's memory and also for recognizing their special day. And yes, I am a real pro at changing a shower head! :)

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I appreciate them very much. Have a great evening and a good day tomorrow.

  8. Such a warm, wonderful posting - thanks for sharing. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Funny how small comments leave such a big impression and memory from a loved one, or someone who seems to impart life's lessons - even changing a shower head! Warm thoughts to you, menehune

  9. Hi Menehune, thanks so much for your comments. And no need to feel sorry...I agree with you. I think what you said is the reason why during all my travels I always seem to remember one or two very fleeting moments that I have with the people I meet during my travels or the little discoveries. For some reason they always seem to stand out even amongst the overpowering grand things.Can't understand why really other than maybe its a way for us to really cherish every moment ...

    Thanks so much for your comments M! Have a great Wednesday.

  10. Beautiful post. I am glad you have these tools to cherish.

    My dad bought me on of those little red tool boxes with a few tools after he saw my brown paper bag filled with a few of the most basic tools a few years ago. I was really touched.

  11. Hi Girasoli, glad you liked the post. And thanks so much for sharing your story too. That was cool that your dad got you a "real" tool box for you. :) Very touching story.


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