FATHERS DAY

It is Fathers’ Day. My son Rafi is a father — a devoted, loving father and I am proud of him. Surely, he and his lovely Chandra are raising a son who will also be a loving father.

RAFI AND SISTER SUSAN, WHO LOVED HIM BUT COULDN’T RESIST TRYING TO FOOL HIM OCCASIONALLY

RAFI AND HIS SOFT BROWN CURLS

I remember when I’d be pushing little Rafi, dressed in red overalls, in his stroller and strangers would comment: ‘What a beautiful little girl.’ He WAS pretty with his soft brown curls and it didn’t matter to me. I’d just say: ‘Thank you.’ (Red is still my favourite colour.)

When Rafi was very little, we didn’t have the fancy olives displayed in the grocery markets today. I used to buy black olives in cans. He’d push one on each finger and march around the kitchen thrilled with himself. I’d chuckle. He was so much fun.

I REMEMBER RAFI AS A HAPPY CHILD


His sister Susan loved him, but couldn’t help but take advantage of him occasionally. When he was about four, she told him a nickel was worth more than a dime because the nickel was bigger. She was offering to exchange her nickel for his dime. I overheard the transaction and scolded her. Rafi, always the peacemaker, insisted he was the one who wanted the nickel.

I wish my son Rafi, who has given me so much pleasure through the years, all the best on this day devoted to men like him. I am also proud of him and of all his accomplishments.

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23 thoughts on “FATHERS DAY

  1. That was Carrie who did that to ME with the dimes and nickels! Though I did pull a few on Rafi…one being that when I didn’t want to share my Japanese cracker-coated peanuts, I told him they were lizard eggs so that he wouldn’t want any. It worked!

  2. Such beautiful photos and memories. Time really does fly past, doesn’t it? One moment we are holding them by the finger, the next they are taking care of us!

  3. Beautiful article and beautiful photos of Rafi! Yes absolutely he will be great dad! Because when parents are good children of course will be good 🌹πŸ₯°well shared πŸ‘

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