‘My Daddy Is Beautiful’ by Yoko Ono

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John plays with Sean during the picnic. Japan, summer 1977. photo by Nishi F. Saimaru, © 1977 Yoko Ono

John plays with Sean during the picnic. Japan, summer 1977.
photo by Nishi F. Saimaru, © 1977 Yoko Ono
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

I know that our kids will be blessing you on this day.
Usually, we women, wearing many hats,
Tend to leave it to our kids to bless you.
But I’d like to make a point for this Father’s Day
That we, women, appreciate and bless you, too.

For centuries, we have been in love with you.
We love you for what you are and respect you for trying to do your best.
Because we women are an intelligent, strong and powerful race of people,
Sometimes you must find us intimidating.
But fear not.

We are in your corner.
We are your partners in life.

We share and understand your struggle and your effort
to stay wise and clear in our rapidly changing society.
We, especially, respect you for your decision
to commit yourselves to being fathers.
It is a very tough decision to make in today’s world
in which constant adjustment of your ideas and actions are demanded of you.

I don’t know if we ever thanked you.
So here it is: Thank you, and we love you.

Yoko Ono Lennon
for Father’s Day 19th June 2011

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MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL is a tribute
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from each of your children;
A celebration of the love that nurtures us all.

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MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL
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MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL - yoko ono

MY DADDY IS BEAUTIFUL Write your father's name upload his photo, a note about him, to him and to yourself. If it gets to be a love letter, a poem or a very long message as long as a novel (!) that's fine. Make sure to squeeze him with big hugs and kisses in your mind and send it with a sprinkle of i ii iii y.o. '10 Yoko Ono For Father's Day: Sunday 20 June 2010 http://mydaddyisbeautiful.com MY MOMMY IS BEAUTIFUL Facebook group here: http://bit.ly/MMIBfb
Annie McGann
Annie McGannMarch 9th, 2015 at 10:38am
Yesterday, my dad's first great grand daughter was born to my sister's boy and his partner. Dad died a few years ago now. He loved this new daddy very much and would have loved the new edition to the family and taught her words in his soft Scottish burr. Here's a picture of my dad with me when I was a baby. <3
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Marguerite Vigliante
Marguerite ViglianteMarch 4th, 2015 at 4:23pm
Alfred J. Vigliante (1920-1999) Today would have been my dad's 95th birthday. I miss him always. Here are some photos of his young days. In the first photo he is the little one at the bottom of the picture. Thank you for letting me share with you.
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Doria Rosa
Doria RosaMarch 3rd, 2015 at 8:15pm
Bill Cholewin (1948-1990) B. Paterson N.J.~ My father was sensitive and strong; masculine and lovely. He was a leader, a gentleman and an inspiration to everyone he met. A beautiful daddy, he filled us with love.
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Nancy Vasta
Nancy VastaSeptember 15th, 2014 at 3:27am
My Dad,Ernest Paventi,who passed away on April 14,1964 at the age of 50.I was ten at the time.I still think about him and miss him terribly.
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Jeannie Heberlie
Jeannie HeberlieMarch 3rd, 2015 at 11:53pm
Thank you for adding me Yoko. I miss my Dad..he went to Heaven on 05-26-2007. John Waynes birthday. He loved doing puzzles of Lighthouses..this one reminds me of Your Eternal Light..for John.
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