Today would have been my Father's birthday. He would have been over a hundred years old as he was much, much older than my Mother who is already 91 next month.
Like many sons who have lost their Fathers, I wonder what conversations we might have had today. I'm sure he wouldn't have approved of some things in my life but maybe would have been happy with others. I think he would have really taken to Elle, Elliot and Emiko, who sadly never got to meet him.
Whatever those kind of speculations, they're water under the bridge. The here and now is where we are. What has been, has been, and that's ok, or at least has to be accepted.
But I miss him very much and, if he were here, I'd say "Happy Birthday, Dad, I love you..."
A VERY YOUNG BILL NELSON WITH HIS FATHER IN BRIDLINGTON, YORKSHIRE, SOMETIME IN THE 1950s.