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Our father
    Our father instills his love of musics, 
    books, nature and gardening on all of us. 
    
    He used to buy us kids new comic books 
    every week. So when it was that 
    designated day, we eagerly anticipated 
    his arrival home from work. 
    
    Each one of us would get a new cartoon book, 
    as we called them. I think that some of 
    those comic books were Tarzan, Zulu and 
    Lassie(?).   
    
    When we were young, our father used 
    to play all kind of LP albums on his 
    favorite record player. Our house 
    would be filled with musics, mostly 
    of western songs. 
    
    He is a self-taught man. He built our 
    first house with helps from his cousins. 
    It was the most modern home that stood
    out in the neighborhood. It had non-
    traditional style and a modern roofline.
    It also had the most glorious, colorful 
    and the most beautiful garden. 
    
    Our father made us share the work 
    around the house. We used to have 
    to water our garden, which was also 
    full of fruit trees, blooming trees, 
    colorful and blooming hedges 
    and planters that were filled 
    with brilliant flowers.
    
    We had a fish pond with over 100 of 
    fishes that we, the kids, had to take
    turn feeding them daily. 
    
    (I used to dredge having to fill in 
    my share of duties around the house!)
    
    When we were young, each of us were 
    allowed to have our very own puppies.
    We could give them any name we 
    wanted to. 
    
    Some of these puppies grew up to 
    become a beloved family dog and 
    stayed with us for years to come... 
    
    Our father also loves fancy foreign
    cars. On weekends we would eagerly 
    waited for our father to take us out 
    for a ride. During that time, in the 
    late 50's, one of his cars that he 
    was so proud of was a convertible,
    a British Green MG with wire wheels.  
    (He also used to own a Triumph TR3, 
    during the 70's.)
    
    Although, sometimes the MG wouldn't 
    start on its own and he had to 
    crank it up in the front of the 
    car with that metal rod, lol...
    We kids still loved that feeling
    of the rides in that MG with 
    the convertible top folded down.
    
    I remembered that at one time, 
    the MG wouldn't start at all 
    and my youngest brother cried 
    and cried because he wanted to 
    go for a ride and we couldn't!!!!!
    
    
    (Our car looked similar to this one but all dark
    green color and much, much older looking! 
    From http://www.mgcars.org.uk/pics/epsom3.jpg)
    
    We, our father's kids, grew up 
    with lots of musics, books.  
    We grew up with the love of animals
    nature, arts, architecture & organic
    gardening...
    
    We still love those qualities and joy
    of life that were introduced to us 
    by our father, up to these days. 
    
    Like father like daughter... 
    Like father like sons.... 
    
    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD!
    
    Jeri Maier,
    17 June, 2001.
    
    Jeri grew up in Bangkok, Thailand with 
    her 2 younger brothers. 
    Her brothers live on the outskirt 
    of the city near their parents
    
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