My Father Was An April Fool ~ Monday April 3, 2023

My Father was born on April Fools Day. Our relationship was rocky. Dad wanted things his way because he was the father. I know this because he told me. I wanted things my way because I was the daughter. He knew that because I told him. We drew our lines in the sand, and we waited for the other to blink. For me it was very simple. My father was usually wrong, and I was right.

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Written by Tulis McCall

Tulis McCall is a woman with a passion for performance and presentation. She brings her extensive knowledge of acting, writing, and producing to everything she does.

15 Comments

  1. Brenda Thomas

    This was very touching, Tulis!

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    • Marcello Rollando

      Good Monday morning Tulis – I always love listening to your Monday Musings, but I must tell you this was the best ever, stopping me in my busy beginning of a new week tracks.

      Wishing you all the very best Tulis, especially during this month of April where the weather is making fools of us all who haven’t paid enough attention to can enough to bare our souls on and off the stage and in the arena of life belongs to those who seize it for and with others.

      marcello

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      • Tulis McCall

        Thanks so much. I am so pleased that it touched you.

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  2. Anne Martin

    Wonderful, Tulis. Shifting the frame to create a larger picture of the man, the father.

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    • Tulis McCall

      Thanks. I was remembering that party at Nancy’s house that dad came to.

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  3. caminopapi

    Nicely told, Tulis. Thank you.

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    • Tulis McCall

      Thank you, my friend. Lots of memories we shared didn’t we?

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  4. mgarripoli

    You write him so clearly – not sentimentally, but with so much genuine affection. His humanity came shing through your voice. Very well done!

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    • Tulis McCall

      Wow, that’s good to hear. I never know what my writing sounds like to other people.

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  5. Alexandra Mathie

    Thanks Tulis, that was lovely. My mother was an April Fool too – very special people. X

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    • Tulis McCall

      Value you are the only other person I know who has an April fool all their own. Are.

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  6. holliharms

    A great man. A great dad. A great April Fool.

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    • Tulis McCall

      Parenting. What a fascinating job.

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  7. tjwils

    Tulis … I smile with appreciation. A beautiful tribute to your dad. Thank you!!!

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    • Tulis McCall

      YouTube would’ve gotten along very very well.

      Reply

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