I wanted to take a few minutes to wish all the men in my life a Happy Father's Day! My Dad of course, Bill my hubby, Kelsey & Jilly's Dad, my brothers, and to my friends that are dads. Hugs go out to my friend Dan who is getting through his first Father's Day since his son's passing in April.
Let me take a few minutes to tell you about my dad. His name is Richard (Dick), he & mom have been married for a gazillion years (I'm sure he'd say it feels like that many!). My dad is an extremely hard worker, even now. Dad is very funny, and has a strange sense of humor, sometimes I wonder if I get some of that from him. Some of the craziest things Dad did were back when he was younger and a drinker (thankfully he is no longer a drinker). I remember as a pre-teen, dad going to the mall with us. He LOVED to embarrass me. He would pretend to be from the Beverly Hillbillies, he'd call me Elly May, very loudly so everyone could hear. He'd say something like "I ain't never seen me a store this big, how about you Elly May?" Or, he'd be gross and do a loud fart. Oy.
Even as my dad has aged, he still is goofy. He loves to tell the kids stories, and they believe them. One time he told Kelsey he wanted to be a cowgirl when he grew up, she believed him! He's also had the kids thinking he was an astronaut, and that he was in the Olympics. As nutty as he is, I still love him.
Here are a few pics of my dad from when he/we were younger. I had scanned a bunch together years ago, so I apologize for the clump of pics.
The picture on the bottom we all looked rather glum, it was the day of my Grandfather's funeral, we were just leaving to go to it. Mom wanted a picture of us while we were dressed up, no one felt like smiling.
Here is a picture of my dad from this week. He is holding my brother Robb's daughter Trinity. Normally Dad doesn't hold babies, he's not a baby fan...but from what my mom says, Robb told dad to hold her to see how heavy she was, and then he walked away so dad was stuck holding her for a few minutes. Hehe, way to go Robb!
Happy Father's Day everyone.
QOTD: What is your favorite memory of your Father?
P.S. This morning when Bree got up (at 10:45! can you believe it?!) I had her sign her card for Bill. She also wanted to color on the envelope for it. She made a circle with some marks on it, she said to me, "This is a meteor, they are in outer space, you can't touch them." Umm holy crap, where did she learn that? My mouth dropped open in surprise!
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