My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

June 30, 2010 “Happy Birthday, Dad”

June 30, 2010   “Happy Birthday, Dad”

Today is the 68th anniversary of the birth of my dad.  He’s been my dad for nearly 48 of those years.  He was born in 1942 while his five brothers were serving their country in World War II.
He has always been a good dad, and I’ve always had a “healthy” respect for him…I did my best, most of the time, to not get him too upset with me, it would not go well for me if I did.
Dad is a studier and a thinker.
He’s a fact checker…never too far from a dictionary.
He’s a planner.
He loves to travel, and has been pretty much everywhere you can drive to in North America.  I don’t know, but I’m sure he can tell you how many miles he and my mom have logged…
He’s also a meticulous note taker and journal keeper.
He has hundreds, maybe thousands, of photographs from all over North America…many of them are spectacular.
He taught me how to shoot straight (with a gun), how to hunt, fish, ride a bike, swim, throw, catch, set up a camp, light a fire…the list goes on and on, he is, after all, my dad.
He took my siblings and me on summer vacations every year that I can remember until I was an adult.
He is a man of faith.
He has great integrity.
He is dependable, and prompt to a fault.
He laughs at us and with us.
He’s always there for all of us.
He loves all three of his children, his three grandchildren, and, of course, my mom.
We all love him too.
My Dad has been an all around good guy for 68 years today…
I wish with all of my heart for 68 more.


Just Say’n

I listened to lots of songs in order to find the right one; some were very touching and tearful, but, even though it’s silly and juvenile, this one sums it up pretty well…


7 responses

  1. Sounds like a wise man with lots to share. Very nice tribute. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    June 30, 2010 at 3:19 am

    • Thanks for the comment.
      The visit to your blog was my pleasure.

      June 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm

  2. Wonderful homage. Just sayin’.

    June 30, 2010 at 5:47 am

  3. that was nice.
    can never be said often enough i think

    June 30, 2010 at 11:23 am

  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad.

    June 30, 2010 at 11:33 am

  5. Happy belated birthday to your Dad. I wish him the best, especially good health and more birthdays…Cheers!

    June 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm



    July 3, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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