I never saw my father home from work late or ill, nor did I ever see my father take a “night out with the boys”. He had n_____1____ bobbies but just took care of his family.
For 22 years, since I left home for college, my father called me every Sunday at 9:00 am. He was a_____2____ interested in my life-how my family was doing. The calls even came when he and my mother were in Australia, England or Florida.
Nine years ago when I bought me first house, my father, 67 years old, spent eight hours a day for three days, painting my house. He would not allow me to pay someone to have it done. All he asked, was a glass of iced tea, and that I hold a paintbrush for him and talk to him. But I was too b_____3____, for I had a law practice to run, and I could not take the time to hold the paintbrush, or talk to my father.
Five years ago, my 71-year-old father s_____4____ five hours putting together a swing set（秋千）for my daughter. Again, all he asked was that I get him a glass of iced tea, and talk to him, But again, I had laundry to do, and the house to clean.
The morning on Sunday, January 16, 1995, my father telephoned me as u_____5____, this time he had seemed to have forgotten some things we had discussed the week before. I had to get to church, and I cut the conversation short..
The call came at 4:40 am. That day my father was s_____6____ to hospital in Florida. I got on a plane immediately, a_____7____ I vowed（发誓）that when I arrived, I would make up for the l_____8____ time, and have a nice long talk with him and really get to konow him.
I arrived in Florida at 1:00 am, but my father had passed away at 9:12 pm. This time it was he who did not have time to talk, or time to w_____19____ for me.
In the years since his death I have learnt much about my father, and e_____10____ more about every single day.
1.__________ 2.__________ 3.__________ 4.__________ 5.__________
6.__________ 7.__________ 8.__________ 9.__________ 10.__________
1.no 2.always 3.busy 4.spent 5. usual 6.sent 7.and 8.lost 9.wait 10.even