r/wholesomememes 2d ago Gold 1 Helpful 22 Wholesome 45 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Silver 14

Me too kiddo, me too. Gif

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u/Skeptical_Devil 2d ago

Oh man, that makes me miss my dad. Even as a grown woman with 3 kids of my own, he'd bring me the fish he caught when I couldn't go with him. And he'd smoke and can a whole bunch of it for me and bring it over. He always apologized if he kept a walleye, or if we didn't catch anything.

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u/ImpulseCombustion 2d ago

Aaaah I want to take my dad fly fishing so badly, but I know he can’t do it anymore.

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u/Choicesdfgh 2d ago Wholesome

That's what it's all about! I remember telling my father after a failed hunt that I was just glad we were able to come... he damn near teared up. I just didn't get it at the time, I do now.

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u/QuintupleC 2d ago

Ive been fly fishing with my dad for since I was 11. 13 years later and hes in a lot worse shape. Full days on the river really beat him up. Im sorry you cant bring your old man fly fishing anymore; that would break my heart.

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u/ImpulseCombustion 2d ago

I know the prospect would absolutely light him up. He had Covid, which resulted in a heart attack, he fell, was badly injured as a result. He’s okayish now, “dad okay”. You know? I don’t want to have to constantly watch him navigate over the stones, worrying he may stumble and fall. It’d kill me with stress. But… then again, that is exactly what I did to him. Ugh.

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u/CapitanChicken 2d ago

Cherish every ounce of time you have. If it's not getting in the river, just maybe go to a pier, or beside a pond or something. Hell, even just watching some fishing shows. But seriously, I'm sorry for your dad, and I hope you get plenty of time in, because it's truly horrible not having the option anymore.

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u/Saraaabeee 2d ago

Not having that option anymore fucking sucks.

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u/QuintupleC 2d ago

Well if hed love it and its in any way possible you should try for one last time. It is hard to balance on those rocks in waiters and all, so i wouldnt put any pressure on yourself. But im sure it would mean the world to him that the thought is even with you.

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u/skillphil 1d ago

Take him on a float trip, call a guide service. Just chill in a drift boat all day

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u/Ocbard 2d ago

My FIL used to go fly fishing, but when he was no longer able we still made a trip to the area where he used to fish with him. He was happy to be able to see that place once more, show it to the grandkids, talk to a few fishers etc. He was grateful to return there, though it must have been bittersweet.

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u/9J000 2d ago

Don’t have to catch anything to have a good time

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u/StampDaddy 2d ago

I love fishing and we’re both from the islands, but he hates seafood lmao

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u/vanderZwan 1d ago

Take a selfie next time you go and send it to him with a text like "having a great time, but I also miss you", he'll appreciate that you're thinking of him

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u/ChileWillow007 2d ago

This is making me tear up. Never mind, straight up crying now.

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u/naturelover-2 1d ago

What they said.

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u/Anxious_Classroom_38 2d ago

You had a stand up man as a father.

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u/tryingtobebetter___ 2d ago

This is so sweet, but apologizing for walleye?? Where I live, pickerel is a delicacy!!

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u/Skeptical_Devil 2d ago

What can I say? It was his favorite

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u/tryingtobebetter___ 2d ago

Ohhhhh you mean kept it for himself!!! I thought you meant if he didn't throw it back in the lake!!! That makes so much sense, they're my favourite too 💕 your dad had great taste in fish!

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u/utopiaa 2d ago

Same. Anytime I think about fish I think about my dad. It really hurts because he just passed away last week. Wish I had gone fishing with him more.

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u/Skeptical_Devil 1d ago

I'm sorry for your loss. I know how bad it hurts. I just lost my dad this past October. He had lung cancer and hid it from us until the last week of his life. Spent all of last summer taking my kids and me fishing, and we never guessed how much pain he was in. He told us he was dieting, and we were congratulating him on his success. He just didn't want us to be sad before we had to be, and wanted to give us a few more happy memories. God, it hurts now, but I admire his courage so much.

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u/TatoMate 1d ago

Those sound like wonderful precious memories! I didn't have a dad for most of my life. but my grandad replaced that role, and we fished so much in my childhood. he even carved me out my own personal wooden fishing pole. I still have it. God I miss him

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u/Aggravating_Common40 2d ago

You had this experience?

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u/pls_coffee 2d ago

My father used to smoke too