Tale Weaver 18: Fathers in a Flash – A Bit of Pece and Qiet


My dad worked a lot when I was a kid.

He left early and came home late in the afternoons.

Sometimes he worked on the weekend as well.

As a result we did a lot around the house, chopped wood, ran to the shop when asked, helped mum.

Fathers day being on a Sunday there was always morning mass.

Dad would be up helping to get us ready and off we’d go.

I remember one Father’s Day I asked him what he wanted and he replied he’d like a bit of peace and quiet.

Being very young at the time I thought about this and knowing that my father worked hard but also had a sense of humour, come Father’s Day I presented him with a card with this inscription:





Thankfully he did see the joke. I made mention that the next year I’d give him the missing bits and so he’d get some again the next year. Once a year seemed to please him.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/tale-weaver-18-fathers-in-a-flash/

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21 Responses to Tale Weaver 18: Fathers in a Flash – A Bit of Pece and Qiet

  1. C.C. says:

    Very clever & thoughtful kid 🙂

  2. Awww how sweet this is!

  3. phylor says:

    Your wicked sense of humour would have been a hit with my dad, too! Great story and an early happy father’s day to you.

  4. DELL CLOVER says:

    I like that–very sweet and tender, clever kid.

  5. I like sugar; it’s the real thing unlike saccharine…. a sense of humor is very attractive to me, even when it is a bit quirky. I agree completely with this quote (she was married to Paul Newman, btw, in case you didn’t know) Joanne Woodward — “Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that is a treat.”

  6. mandy says:

    Most dads here in the US get a pair of black socks or an ugly tie for FD. I’ll bet most would relish the thought of a little Pece and Qite! 😀

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