I bought the tape, a Walkman and set it to play …
This song hit the charts and Father’s Day was around the corner. The lyrics reminded me so much of Dad I couldn’t imagine a better gift. You may not remember walkmans or are too young to know (an early predecessor of portable CD players then iPhones with earbuds). It was a lifetime ago.
I bought Celine Dion’s tape, a Walkman, set it to play on this song and mailed it to Dad. All he had to do was open it, put on the headphones and push the button.
They said he went in the other room to listen and began crying. God bless you, Dad. It’s the one thing that’s brought me to tears since those of losing you.
Dad hosted our family reunions every Labor Day weekend. Happy Labor Day to you and yours!
Even without you here,
this keeps you near.
I love you.
~ Karen Suzanne ~
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