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    A yarn.

    Sat down with my old man last night, talked about the kids fishing diving and other shit, anywhoo he gets round to telling me about a new outbaoard he's looking at and sounder etc. Reckons ma is coming round to the idea and things are looking good.

    Then out of the blue he just says yeah reckon that this one will him through and goes quiet and takes a sip of his wine, then after a moments silence he cracks into another of his yarns about time past full of humour and glory (and a large dash of bullshit), well I got home later that evening sat on the deck looked out into the darkness and it was a really strange feeling to know that the grumpy old barstard is human after all, not only that but he won't be here for ever and ... well fuck it just made me think a bit.

    Guess I best make a bit more time to share with the old pirate.... or it could have being a trap to try and extract the new spot x I've being fishing... with Da you can never be quite sure either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Sat down with my old man last night, talked about the kids fishing diving and other shit, anywhoo he gets round to telling me about a new outbaoard he's looking at and sounder etc. Reckons ma is coming round to the idea and things are looking good.

    Then out of the blue he just says yeah reckon that this one will him through and goes quiet and takes a sip of his wine, then after a moments silence he cracks into another of his yarns about time past full of humour and glory (and a large dash of bullshit), well I got home later that evening sat on the deck looked out into the darkness and it was a really strange feeling to know that the grumpy old barstard is human after all, not only that but he won't be here for ever and ... well fuck it just made me think a bit.

    Guess I best make a bit more time to share with the old pirate.... or it could have being a trap to try and extract the new spot x I've being fishing... with Da you can never be quite sure either way.
    Had that conversation a few times with my old man. In the end it took about three new cars to see him out.
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    I need to make more time for my old man too, he was my best friend growing up and now we're like total strangers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus_A View Post
    I need to make more time for my old man too, he was my best friend growing up and now we're like total strangers.
    Do it Angus, spent my 20's at war with my oldman the grumpy opionated old barstard, but I just got to the piont where I know he's fishing for a bite...so instead of coming out all guns blazing ,I just change the subject or pick up my beers and "see ya next week".

    Took a loooong time and fuck he still winds me up, but he isn't going to change so we live, laugh, lie, cheat and just get on with the good things in life.
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    Yeah stay close guys, i lost my old man when i was 26, he was killed in a motor accident when he was away on holiday in Spain.....devastated me......
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    No good.
    A quality yarn. And one worthy of a mention, I'm lucky with my old man, he's keener than me and we're off in the morning! He's a prickly bugger, but a good bugger.
    South here we come!
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    Now listen here you young bastards, us old bastards are exactly the same as you, we think the same, do the same, just grew up in a different era. Time changes things, my son and I were extremely close when he was young, then uni, females, marriage, establishing himself all take a toll, then he comes out the other side and I'm looking forward to having him around next year when he's back from Aussie, more fishing on Taupo, cause now he has the nouse to take me out in the boat and contribute to the costs. Some times it is really hard to relate to your kids, as you give them wings and they fly away. We as parents are always there to help, guide and encourage. Problem is you young bastards have more skills and energy. But you lack experience. Enjoy and don't be afraid to treat your parents as if they're are your mates, cause that's what we are!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus_A View Post
    I need to make more time for my old man too, he was my best friend growing up and now we're like total strangers.
    Fix that up Angus. It is too late when they are gone. My old man was a good mate and was there when I needed, even in adulthood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Fix that up Angus. It is too late when they are gone. My old man was a good mate and was there when I needed, even in adulthood.
    Wise words from Yoda right there.
    I was a prick in my teens and caused my old man no end of grief, specially as he was doing his best to sort me and big bro out on his own (divorced).
    I would not have held it against him if he never spoke to me again after one particular incident, but , hey , he forgave me yet again.
    Despite his obvious sorrow at me leaving for the other side of the world, he insisted on helping with costs to do so. We now Skype at least once a week, and although the old bastard still winds me up at times, I wouldn't change him for the world.
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    the irony is that I am currently trying to Skype the old bugger, and Skype isn't working.
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    Are you young 'know it all' useless buggers listening?......I hope so
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    Piss off you old fogies! going bloody senile!
    Ha ha my old boy is the man! Lepto got him a few years back but his minds as sharp as a tack.

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    Fark. Tell the story Gibo. How did the old fella contract that nasty little bugger ?

    And not so much of the old if you please
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    Oh wow! This has me nearly in tears...cos I miss my father every day...there is always something I see that, if he were still alive, I would tell him about...like the first shining cuckoo I heard for the year...the first stag you hear roar and so on...I miss that...I had harped on and on to him one time about the long tailed cuckoo...I came inside and he had our packs on the floor and was gathering his kit...we're going to Studholmes, just might see a long tailed cuckoo...and we did...he was extremely opinionated on just about everything...and in the tirade of his expounding his theories, oftimes you would get up and go and shoot something just for some quiet...but in the stillness of the evening overlooking a favourite pozie you came see his point...

    Angus, ring your dad.
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    Angus, ring your dad.
    Just do it mate
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