Thursday, December 30, 2010

hitchin a ride

My Father's Birthday

Today is my dad's 82nd birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!

Dad died ten years ago, just 21 days shy of his 72nd birthday, on December 9, 2000. It's strange to me that he's not here.

When I was a kid my dad decided that he did not like having his birthday five days after xmas anymore. So, for just maybe one or 2 years, my mother staged Dad's "half-birthday" on June 30.

I don't remember a lot about his half-birthday. Except that we all felt that it was yet another attempt on the part of my father to hijack a perfectly good day of the year and make it all about him!

Nearly all Saturdays were my father's days. In so far as we were all pressed into service to work on whatever projects dominated his agenda that day.

But here it is, legitimately my dad's 82nd birthday, and he's not able to lay claim to it.

Maybe I'll go change my Honda's oil in his honor.

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