Hi dad I’m now near the age went you
one more year for me to that hurtful
Hurtful only that we no longer could talk,
about things we talked on your last
I’ m now seventy five years old Dad,
and for your seventy six years I’m so
I remember whin ah wis a wee three
year auld boy,
an’ you made that wee aeroplane toy.
Out of a few scraps of wood,
you could do almost anything, you
Remember Dad that galleon you made?
two foot high it was but sailing it
never made the grade.
Remember dad near the end of the last
you did things that Dad’s are made
That American, in 1945 visiting your
gave you a lolly you saved for your wee
An’ ah gave the lolly to ma big brother
for I really wanted the colourful
An’ that furst Malteser you brought
hof fur me an’ hof fur Jack :)
You were a genius Dad we ah kent
an’ a ken Dad yea can niver come
Nae matter Dad ‘cos yea a’ways in ma
oh! An’ remember yea made that wee
Nuthin’ Dad wis impossible fur you,
aw’ yer memories have jist accrued
Like the sideboard yea made oot auld
an’ the handles ? Oot o’ bungs fur
barrels were the best.
Ivery night Dad up went oor livin’
at 7’o’clock you shouted ‘Alec’. Aye,
that wis so.
Yea wir niver happy until we were
safe in bed,
but niver Dad til’ we were washed an’
You worked Dad, six til’ six, aw’
days o’ the week,
aw’ dad, yea niver missed a day, even in winters bleak.
Aye an’ oan Friday nights yea had yer
That wan screw tap boatel o’ beer
Aye fur McEwens is the best buy, the
best buy in beer.
so the advert said Dad, nae blidy
Sma’ things Dad in ma Memory stick,
like sometimes yea luved tae tak the
It’s Christmas time now Dad here in
why do I think of you Dad? It’s just
Now that I’m 75 I can see your inner
ah’ ah kin see that Dad, yea were
Wan day Dad we’ll meet again an’
aye Dad an’ go on anither memory
Til’ then Dad be patient an’ niver
we’ll meet afresh an’ start in blidy
furst gear :)
The Auld Yin.