By Adrienne Green
THEY CALL HIM K G P THE BEST IN THE BAY
AS THEY HEAR HIS FOOTSTEPS AROUND THE BAY.
OVER THE HILLS, AND DOWN THE WAY.
BUT I CALL HIM MY DAD
WHO UNTANGLED MY LINES, TO ‘CATCH’
MANY A FISH
OH HOW DIVINE
OUT COMES THE SMOKER, TO SMOKE THE FISH
AND PARSLEY AND SAUCE TO FINISH THE DISH.
THE BRIGHT ORANGE TROLLEY
THAT DADDY MADE FOR ME
WITH SUCH GLEE, FUN, AND SPEED WENT DOWN THE HILL,
THAT BRIGHT ORANGE TROLLEY,
OH WHAT A THRILL.
THAT SHANGHAI DADDY MADE FOR ME
WAS THE BEST AND STRONGEST BEHIND THE TREES.
AWAITING WILD BIRDS AND ANIMALS
DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE
WITH THE SLING THAT WAS ACCURATE AND FAST.
THE HOLIDAYS WE WENT ON WITH MY DAD
OH WHAT FUN AND LAUGHTER WE DID HAVE.
FROM EARLY SUNRISE TO SUNSET. K G P WAS
THE BEST DAD, EVER
TO HAVE HAD.
WHERE HAVE THE YEARS GONE, AND THE
THINGS WE HAVE DONE.
WILL ALWAYS BE CHERISHED, AND HELD
ONTO WITH FUN.
AND DADDY RECEIVED JESUS AS HIS SAVIOUR,
AND FRIEND TOO.
NOW OUR HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
THROUGH OUR LAUGHS, TEARS, AND TALKS,
ALTHOUGH MANY MILES A PART.
TOGETHER WE ALWAYS WILL BE ONE AT
I LOVE MY DAD…
***** written 2 April 2009 *****
With my Dad, the last time we were together 6 / June / 2006
Reflections of my Dad
I was really blessed having a dad who loved me and stood by me until the day he died at the age of nearly 86 last September 2015.
My sister and I were not brought up in a Christian home but Dad had a strong sense of right and wrong.
My first memory was when I was about 7 years old and Dad made me a hot house filled with pot plants – my very own garden. I loved it. This is why even today I love gardening and the colourful display of flowers.
When I was about 8 years old Dad would take me fishing and brought me a fishing rod.
Dad made Christmas very special for us. Every Christmas he created a lovely nativity scene made from straw in the fireplace. He would hand out all the presents one by one to each person from the Christmas tree. Such wonderful memories.
During the last 4 years of Dad’s life after mum died, he and I talked for many hours over the phone. He reminisced how he went to Sunday school as a young boy and was taught about Jesus. He shared with me how many times the Lord kept him safe and rescued him from dangerous situations. Dad had a deep reverence for the Lord, even though he never went to church.
Dad loved all his grandchildren and would make each one feel special. I would walk around to his work place with our two children in a double stroller and he would be so joyful to see us.
I thank the Lord I had a wonderful Dad.
My Dad the Mighty KGP Trout Fisherman
My Dad, Myself on Wedding Day 30 Sept 1978 & Chief Bridesmaid Karren
A proud father my DAD and his princess Adrienne]
Adrienne is Gary Green’s wife, the webmaster for DearGoldie.com. She was born in Wellington New Zealand and moved to Perth in 1988. They have three children. For the last 14 years both Gary and she have been affected by chemical dioxin poisoning due to working in New Plymouth, NZ. God’s grace keeps them going daily.