Sweet, Sweet Handsome Harlem Man
Where have you gone? Heaven bound so many years ago.
Do you remember the Zoot Suited Dandies frequenting Small’s Paradise.
The Elegant Sophisticated Ladies Swing Dancing on the A Train with Duke Ellington.
Air Force Bridge to Wright Patterson A.F.B.
Robert Fletcher bridge to your small town Woman.
A Wedding scarce. A Marriage solid.
Hearts conjoined for 40 years.
Opening the treasure of Dad’s old trunk I Lindy-Hopped eons into the Harlem Renaissance.
Sweet Sweet Harlem Man.
Every time I listen to this song tears come to my eyes. Yes Lord if only I could dance with my father again. One day in Heaven we shall dance together for eternity.
Sunday is Father’s Day here in the United States I want to give a shout-out to All Fathers out there but I especially want to focus on Black and Hispanic Fathers because they get a bad rap in the media and society. Thanks go out to All Men of Color raising and Loving their children. Guys you don’t get enough Thanks. Know that you are appreciated! Despite what society says, Most in fact the majority of Black and Hispanic Men I know go the extra mile for their children whether or not they are with the children’s mother. I see their sacrifice.
DeBorah and Stephen.
Edward Gordon Palmer ~~ Feb. 11, 1930 to May 13, 1995
““Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:1-6
“…and the time of my departure has come.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me
the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me
but also to all who have loved his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6b-8
23 thoughts on “Sweet, Sweet Handsome Harlem Man”
Love you picture! Your father was a handsome man. I hope you don’t mind me saying and no disrespect, He reminds me of one of the Temptations. 😊
Lol! ♡ ☆ None taken. I’m sure my Dad would be amused and get a chuckle from the comparison.
What a beautiful post for Father’s Day. I still miss my daddy years after he passed away. Thanks for the songs too. They added so much!
Thanks for stopping by. I too still miss my Dad even though he has been gone over 20 years. I guess you never get over that. The Luther Vandross song also makes me cry. The video was so touching. Of course Luther has been reunited with his Dad and so has Natalie Cole with her Father Nat King Cole. All Classics.
My father died about 13 years ago. I know what you mean.
Yes. Father’s and Mother’s Day are both bittersweet for me since my parents are both in Heaven.
Mine also. I am almost 66 years old. I have two sons, both married to wonderful women, one year old grandson and one just starting. Lol. I love my little family.
I am 58 years old. Never married. I have one Extremely Awesome Autism brother named Stephen Palmer whom you can read about our adventures on my blog. And of course Sylvester my Furever Feline Companion. I’m always hoping for a summer romance so let’s see what’s in the cards for me during Summer 2017! 🙂 😀
Best wishes!! Do not let anyone ever make you feel bad about yourself. You are too bright and wonderful to let anyone do that to you. Hugs!
Thanks. I’m praying that God will Bless me with a companion soon. Waiting on the man who will appreciate my beauty and intelligence.
P.S. I enjoy your cat posts so very much. When you have a chance please take a look at my Caturday posts featuring Sylvester who is one Talented Tuxedo!! LOL! Mostly talented at sleeping and striking strange Cat Yoga poses!! I had two Tuxedos but Weezer crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in Dec. 2015. I Super Like your Two kitties very much!! ❤ ❤
Thank you! I am working on some more posts about my two characters. Would be delighted to check out your site. Thank you!
Your Dad was handsome and looked like a big sweetheart. I liked the photos of him but my favorite one is you with him. 💕
Thanks. One of my favorite also.
Beautiful tribute. Your father sure was a lovely and loving dad. Thank God for men like him. You make me think of my dad and miss him with such a pang. Bittersweet memories.
Amen. We miss our Dads. They are Treasures.
Indeed the are treasures.
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This was absolutely beautiful. I nearly cried. Yes, you shall be United once again💖😌.
Thank you. Yes one day I shall Dance with my Father again. ❤ 🙂
What a lovely tribute to your dad for Father’s Day.
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