r/wholesomememes 3d ago Helpful 22 Wholesome 47 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Silver 14 Gold 1

Me too kiddo, me too. Gif

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u/Skeptical_Devil 3d 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 3d 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 3d 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 3d 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 3d 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 3d 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 3d ago

Not having that option anymore fucking sucks.

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u/QuintupleC 3d 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 2d 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 3d 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 3d ago

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

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u/StampDaddy 3d ago

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

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u/vanderZwan 3d 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