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Old Apr 27th 2008, 8:59 pm
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My Dad was 60 last Wednesday. For his present, the wife and I decided that we'd give him money toward a flight to visit us when we eventually settle in Oz.

Was his party last night, so we gave him our hand made card, which basically said "For your 60th birthday we'd like to give you £x toward a return flight to Australia to visit us and see what a wonderful country it is".

He read the card, read it again then he burst into tears and I ended up with a rather soggy shoulder. Either the fact we are leaving finally hit home, he was overwhelmed by our generosity or he's just realised that his first ever trip in a plane is one step closer?!

Maybe a combination of all three.
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Old Apr 27th 2008, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by tartankoala View Post
My Dad was 60 last Wednesday. For his present, the wife and I decided that we'd give him money toward a flight to visit us when we eventually settle in Oz.

Was his party last night, so we gave him our hand made card, which basically said "For your 60th birthday we'd like to give you £x toward a return flight to Australia to visit us and see what a wonderful country it is".

He read the card, read it again then he burst into tears and I ended up with a rather soggy shoulder. Either the fact we are leaving finally hit home, he was overwhelmed by our generosity or he's just realised that his first ever trip in a plane is one step closer?!

Maybe a combination of all three.
Oh Bless - that would finish me off if my Dad cried.... bit of a Daddy's girl at heart.
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Old Apr 27th 2008, 9:28 pm
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That's lovely!
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Awww thats so sweet.
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So on top of the father dreading the child leaving the country to make a new life sometime in 2008, he now has to keep in his wallet a daily reminder of impending heartache ?

I personally would have thought that the best time to give cash for a ticket would be when he says goodbye to you at the airport.

In any case, a bit sad I suppose.
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Originally Posted by Luke I Amyofath View Post
So on top of the father dreading the child leaving the country to make a new life sometime in 2008, he now has to keep in his wallet a daily reminder of impending heartache ?

I personally would have thought that the best time to give cash for a ticket would be when he says goodbye to you at the airport.

In any case, a bit sad I suppose.
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Good onya Tartan.

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Nothing at all, its a lovely sunny morning here and Ive just dressed the young fella in his new winter school uniform, including tie and long pants. Took a few pics of him for his mother etc
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Its made me bloody cry too reading this, Aww how sweet I love these posts, well hears a happy belated birthday to your paps
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Default Re: I made my Dad cry :(

Originally Posted by tartankoala View Post
My Dad was 60 last Wednesday. For his present, the wife and I decided that we'd give him money toward a flight to visit us when we eventually settle in Oz.

Was his party last night, so we gave him our hand made card, which basically said "For your 60th birthday we'd like to give you £x toward a return flight to Australia to visit us and see what a wonderful country it is".

He read the card, read it again then he burst into tears and I ended up with a rather soggy shoulder. Either the fact we are leaving finally hit home, he was overwhelmed by our generosity or he's just realised that his first ever trip in a plane is one step closer?!

Maybe a combination of all three.
What a lovely thing to do (not make your Dad cry) giving him such a lovely prezzie what a lovely thing to do for your Dad now im crying aswell so cheer's for that im off to bed with red eyes now
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The world is getting smaller.

It is not "Goodbye" anymore but "See you later"

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Originally Posted by POW148 View Post
The world is getting smaller.

It is not "Goodbye" anymore but "See you later"

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I never say goodbye. It's too final. I've always said see you later or see you soon.
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O bless. Im filling up now. Hope he had a lovely Birthday. Ive never seen my dad cry, dont think I would handle that very well.

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Default Re: I made my Dad cry :(

Originally Posted by Luke I Amyofath View Post
So on top of the father dreading the child leaving the country to make a new life sometime in 2008, he now has to keep in his wallet a daily reminder of impending heartache ?

I personally would have thought that the best time to give cash for a ticket would be when he says goodbye to you at the airport.

In any case, a bit sad I suppose.
I'm with you on this but hey we're all different. I'd like my dad to still be around to give a ticket to but never mind.
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Originally Posted by tartankoala View Post
My Dad was 60 last Wednesday. For his present, the wife and I decided that we'd give him money toward a flight to visit us when we eventually settle in Oz.

Was his party last night, so we gave him our hand made card, which basically said "For your 60th birthday we'd like to give you £x toward a return flight to Australia to visit us and see what a wonderful country it is".

He read the card, read it again then he burst into tears and I ended up with a rather soggy shoulder. Either the fact we are leaving finally hit home, he was overwhelmed by our generosity or he's just realised that his first ever trip in a plane is one step closer?!

Maybe a combination of all three.

We flew out on the 29th Dec last year and gave all the grandparents/brothers & sisters, hand decorated piggy banks (by us and the kids) with Oz fund on the side and afew quid to get em started. Most emotional Christmas we ever spent.

4 months in and although we genuinely love it here, we're all missing our families and friends like crazy. Would feel like a total failure to give up now though. we'll give it a couple of years and by the sounds of another recent thread we'll be calling this our home.

We're still newbies at this ourselves but prepare yourself for plenty of eye leakage, it'll bring you closer as a family too

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