June 18

Yesterday, was Father’s Day. I have told you much in past blogs about him, but today I want to show you what my dad is to me.

See this smile? I love it when he smiles.

When I think of my dad, many things come to mind.

His tools…


and (I know that I mentioned that he has lots of tools. This is only his garage.)

and (He also has a workshop downstairs in the basement!)

and (where he has more tools)

and (I told you he didn’t need any more tools!!!~~dad, doncha’ think ya ought to take it easy on the stores??? biggrin.gif)

His guns…( this is his 1864 Pennsylvania Long Rifle. It was my grandfathers. This is one sweet gun!  and wow!  is it heavy!!!)

I won’t bore you with the details of all of these guns. I asked the boy if he would go take a picture of his Gramps’s guns, he said “you mean myyy guns, right?”

(Amo anyone???)

(This is his quick draw gun belt….I have a story about that…..but I won’t share now. You can see his pistols laying on the shelf there at the bottom of the picture.)

His garden…

Him ridding himself of his tie at the soonest possible moment…


His beautiful love for my mom…

His love of westerns…(be it Louis L’Amour books or movies…especially Conagher. Oh…look! More tools!!! My question is why does he have his movies downstairs in the basement???)

and his ability to fix a cruise control with a bit of electrical tape. Yep! He can fix anything! I was wrong dad. Sorry!!!

He asked for 3 things for Father’s day. 1. an SUV…..bwahahahahaha~~in your dreams dad~~ 2. Lemon Iced Box Dessert~~check! the male chocolate chip made him one, and 3. cash, large bills in a paper sack.

Check! 1 paper bag with cash in it. I kept the big bills all for myself. I stuck him with the ones.

How did you celebrate your father, yesterday?

PS…..just because I can’t stop looking at her…

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8 thoughts on “June 18”

  1. I just found your site from PW’s. I love it! I added it to my favorites immediately!

    Your Dad and my Dad have the same tools, in the same quantity. Not kidding.

    Congrats on all your years of home schooling! I’ve just fininshed my 9th year and graduated my firstborn. 7 years to go!

  2. a man and his tools are like a women and her shoes….can’t have enough….thanks for yesterday..it was very nice.

    i love you too,


    p.s. lemon icebox desert was super…thanks son


  3. Your dad’s garage is alot like my hubby’s only we have more mechanic tools 🙄 due to the nature of his job. Of course if I let my hubby see this blog entry he’ll be drooling all over my keyboard…..I guess I could let him see if over the laptop and then when the keyboard is fried due to drooling he’ll fell compelled to buy me a new one. 😆

    I’m glad that you were able to get your dad at least 2 of the 3 items on his list.

    I wish that I lived closer to my parents so that I could spend these special days with them.

    As for the guns……yeah, the guys here would be wanting them as well.

  4. Oh, how I wish I could have been there!

    I made Tim his favorite meal – Ham, fried potatoes, mac & cheese, and corn on the cob. Then he slept the rest of the day because he didn’t get off work until 4:30 yesterday morning.

    I baked cookies and the kids went to the park with my MIL.

  5. Your Dad is on the top of my list for the way he does so much for my mother. I never have to worry ,because I know he and your mother are doing everything they can to keep Mom going.

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