Sadly my dad passed away in 1977 but he was a great guy. I was only 12 at the time but everyone loved my dad. He was only 39 when he passed away and since I turned the same age a month ago I have been thinking about him a great deal.
I used to have neighbourhood friends come over to ask if my dad could come out and play.
He was a short haul truck driver which meant that he drove 600 - 800 kms per day and was home every night.
When he passed away about 500 people attended his funeral. There were people that worked at truck stops on the highway that drove over 300 kms to attend.
To this day I still love the smell of Diesel fuel.