An enquiry about my general health and the weather.

dad 2008
Dad, Southbank, London, 2008

A typical phone call with my dad involved the initial enquiry about my general health, the weather; when residing in Scotland this part of the conversation could take several minutes to discuss before moving on to the topics of the day.

He was my parental google albeit with limited parameters he had had a wide range of experiences in his 80+ years and I was always realising he had lived through several major historical events.

The day they announced another general election in 2017 so soon after the last one the year before was a day his passing a few weeks early really hit home. It was an event I would have looked forward to discussing with him.  Tears came to my eyes as I read the headlines at work realising that there were no discussions to be had with dad.

This post was written in response to  Daily Prompts, Typical.

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