Elton Bonded With Father Over Soccer

SIR ELTON JOHN was able to heal a bitter rift with his late father thanks to soccer. The Rocket Man - who became chairman of English side Watford in 1976 - experienced a rocky relationship with his father Stanley Dwight. But John says it was their shared love of football that enabled them to "make peace" before Dwight's death in 1992. He says, "I made my peace with my father in the end. We were still awkward with each other. That awkwardness never goes. But he was very proud of me in the end and I was the chairman of Watford, so when I went up to Liverpool and watched Liverpool and Watford, or Everton and Watford, he used to come. "I didn't hate my father. I was afraid of him because he was a very strict disciplinarian and he didn't approve of me doing what I did at all."


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I know how it is to loose a loved one .And to know how lucky i was to be able to make peace and give peace to a dearly beloved one.One is my brother James i just lost him 6/28/2007 i havent seen him in 20 years. He never kept intouch with any of the family ounce my sister by accident got his cell number . I finaly got to speak to him the first & for the last time .I havent held him in 20 yrs and never again. maybe i hope and believe will meet again . But anyway i made the call count and i got that chance to let him know how much i loved him and it means the world to my mind and my heart that i have that. He died a tragic death fallen fr a 4 story building on the job site in Tampa florida. At the tender age of 40.My father same thing havent seen in 23 yrs. He and my mother seperated when i was nine.Strange but never divorce they couldnt find each other again to do so.But about a year before i got word from his sister in Virginia gave us the news. My mother was about to get married again but i was happy for her.It was just happening at a strange time.So i & my mother got to finaly speak to my father and see him one last time.There was bitterness between my mother & father cause he left her for a younger woman. And my mother and father was in there early 20s with 4 children and i of the 4 i got to recieve peace & give peace. I just wish it could had been the same for the other children.He died in his late 40s from Lupuse & lung cancer.Elton i just want to say Im OH so HAPPY you got that chance all people dont.My family & I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOUR MUSIC KEEP GOING WITH YOUR MUSIC. Jackie.Wilm.NC
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