Good Father???

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Story about a family issue

Submitted: December 14, 2012

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Good Father???

 

 

He produced three sons, my husband, two of our own and one from a former marriage.  Our sons have always been loving, loyal, and caring., never asking for anything.  The other, a manipulative, fast talking individual, always looking to his father to assist him in some venture.

Whenever the phone would ring and the son was on the other end, it would never only be, “Dad just called to find out how you are.”  The conversation would invariably lead to money.  There was always a good deal coming up, much money to be made, always a most enticing picture laid out, and who would he approach to back him, why Dad of course!  As sharp as my husband is, he would always fall into the trap, let’s face it, he too was going to make a bundle, or so he was told.  And when I, his wife, asked that he not get involved again, what does she hear…”but he’s my son,” my husbands favorite response.

Wouldn’t you think that after a number of ventures having gone down the drain Dad would finally get the message? Oh no, even when the bad seed responded with, “well, I didn’t hold a gun to your head”, Dad would again come forth with money because there was the usual “this time we can’t miss.”  When a new “we can’t miss” project would be presented to him, Dad would eventually give in because again “he’s my son and he needs help.”

Well, now that the coffers are somewhat limited, and of course, all deals have fallen through, the calls are not nearly as frequent as they were about money-making ventures.  Instead they’re limited to “I need money for a week or two or three; I’ll pay you back”, which he does, in a week or two or three, or, whenever he finds it more convenient to do so.

Dad still has two wonderful sons who do call just to find out how he’s doing.  As for his other son, I wish him much good luck.  I hope he finally gets what he’s reaching for, and I can honestly say that I hope one day he does get what’s coming to him.  Why not, he deserves it.


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