It's always been surprising to me that suicide rates are highest near Christmas. You'd think they'd be higher near Mother's Day or Father's Day. I know more people who were totally fucked over by their parents than by Jesus. Father's Day- what a nightmare for so many people.
I think it has been about 4 years since our deadbeat dad dropped dead. I am not sure. I thought I'd always remember the exact date and time that bastard died but it turns out that you don't really count the days of your life when you're free and happy. But growing up, we did count days and we were very much aware that he was alive, even when he was acting dead. On Father's Day, we sat in fear that the phone might ring and it might be HIM and we might have to hear the voice from the fake dead because for some reason, deadbeat dads do like to call on the days special to them.
Does Jesus call on Christmas?
*This is a rare photo of Karen, Lee and me with our dad.
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