Fa­ther’s Day re­mem­brance

Rappahannock News - - Front Page - — Richard Brady

Writ­ten June 3, 2005 for my fa­ther, Mof­fett H. Brady, Sr., born in Clark Hol­low in Rap­pa­han­nock County in 1903, and passed from this life in 1975.

An only child, that was he,

Born in nine­teen hun­dred and three.

The stones are still there where the chim­ney stood,

To see him again, would that I could.

His life was work­ing on the county roads,

And early each day, he arose, And left to re­turn, some­times for lunch,

And some­times, I think, just to see his bunch.

For he had ten youn­guns, and he loved us all.

And he did the best he could, as I now re­call.

His times were dif­fer­ent, dads didn't hug and such,

But he pro­vided, and we didn't want for much.

And from what I can tell, he set the bar pretty high,

For those he left, and we still try,

To make him proud, and re­spect his name.

For his own Dad, he did the same.

And from this day on, 'til I cease to be,

I thank my Fa­ther, for his legacy.

Happy Fa­ther's Day, Dad. I love you.

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