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Spent the last few days blasting around Yosemite with my Dad. Place is too rad. Hadn't takes a trip like that with my dad since I was little kid. #fathersonJBwelding Yosemite #4q #goodtimes
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@two_pan_dan my dad was gone at 49 too. NFG.
Sorry to hear it Matt. I don't know how old you were at the time, but I guess it doesn't matter. It changes everything no matter your age. I was 26, freshly married and 2 weeks before my first was born. It's been 11 years now and it's still altering the course of events for my family. I'm thankful I had all that new responsibility to keep me rational at the time. I never realized how much influence the simple consequence of having your fathers opinion makes on the choices you make day to day until he was gone. It hit my brother that way the hardest. He was about 14 at the time, and they were best buds. @mattmachineshed
@two_pan_dan I was 24. Funny you mention the responsibilities you had at the time and how they kept you rational. I didn't have those and I pretty well went on a bender for six years. He's been dead 19 years last week.