From the outpouring of memoirs on fathers and fatherhood, it’s clear: pops are important, their impact felt whether present, absent, or no longer with us. At their best, and occasionally, at their worst, fathers have helped shape your worlds. Many Sixers revere their Dads—some traditional, others, unconventional—and reflect on how each has influenced the other’s lives.
With Father’s Day approaching, we take this time to celebrate fatherhood, in all forms and descriptions. Join us and enjoy a few of our favorite Six-Word Memoirs on Dads as we honor all of the exceptional men who touch our lives so profoundly. If your father did not meet the mark, hopefully you know a Dad who has and can think of him today.
Measure of good dad, his son.
— Mark Hashizume (with his son, above)
When I shave, Dad’s the reflection.
— Vincent Aurelius
Dad had a second job…Superman.
Fishing, farming, camping. Childhood with dad.
Sperm or not he’s my dad.
This one gets to meet Dad.
I get older, Dad gets smarter.
Dad loves me, despite being opposites.
My son is the best dad.
A world without Daddy: implausible.
Lost biological dad. Found real dad.
Dad; first love of my life.
Raining. Dad’s watering the celestial flowers.
Going gets tough, tough calls Dad.
Dad is my Designated Awesome Driver.
Dad, makes better grandfather than father.
Dad owes me for 1967 deferment.
Some conversations sons just need dad.
Dad’s legacy: strong hands, strong will.
Father figures often make better dads.
Hardly knew dad, still miss him.
Single dad teaching teenager life skills.
Liberal daughter totally loves redneck Dad.
I am still daddy’s baby girl.