My father passed away 17 years ago at the very young age of 59. Father's day and my birthday always falls around the same time. My birthday is June 18th. We always celebrated both days as one. I can remember there were lots of greeting cards around the house for that one week in June. Dad and I used to guess who would get the most cards or gifts each year. I always won. So now I visit St. Anne's Cemetery on Father's Day to talk to my dad and reflect. He must get sick and tired of listening to me :) I can almost guarantee that some time between Father's Day and my birthday or vice versa, which ever comes first, I will see a cardinal. It's my dad's way of saying "Happy Birthday Kid"! Happy Father's Day!!!