Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wiser For Sure

Today is my dad's birthday.

He's older, and wiser.

Things I love about my dad, in no particular order, are:

  • He thinks he knows a lot of stuff. Mostly it's just made up, though.
  • He's always up for a good time.
  • He's probably one of the hardest workers I know.
  • He has magic golf clubs.

  • He's sort of a goofball.
  • I think he's a mix between Captain Stubing and Clark Griswold.
  • He loves his family more than anything.
  • He's been a trooper over the last year.

I find it so fitting that my dad's birthday falls during the same week as Father's Day almost every year. He deserves a double honor, in my opinion. Dad has done so much for our family. Thanks to his spry spirit, I have a lot of good, if not frightening, memories from my childhood. Some fun things that I remember are, in no particular order:

  • Short blast in the boat
  • "Show some hair!"
  • Exploding motorhome battery.
  • Crazy finger-moving contraption for months and months.
  • Black powder, anyone?
  • Polishing brass in the tumbler.
  • Stirring paint.
  • And so many other things, I could go on and on.
So I hope you have a happy birthday dad. I love you and miss you! See you soon!

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m&m'spieces said...

Awwww, I love your dad too! What a great daughter you are! I should do a tribute to my dad someday... we are so lucky!

Laura said...

Happy day to your pops! I love your new place...very nice!

nikkipicky said...

So how old is big Dan? I have a lot of fun memories of your dad too. He is a great guy. Hope he has a great birthday.

ClistyB said...

props to the 'Nam Vet

Jill Johnson said...

How does clisty remember those things?

Kelli said...

I don't have any idea how she remembers those!

I have always loved the exploding motorhome battery.