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This is my parents in October 1972.

My Dad had been married fewer than two years.  He’d spent a year in Vietnam, gotten the Distinguished Flying Cross, and made it home unscathed.  He had a Corvette and raced motorcycles.  He was cool.

Til I was born 3 years later and fucked it all up.

Happy birthday, Pa.  Stay cool forever.

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18 Comments

  1. I’m glad I avoided the whole family thing and that I get to spend all of my money on beer and video games.
    .-= Grant´s last blog ..But then again, they definitely do some things right =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @grant, You’re the smartest person I know.

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  2. Somebody should have told him that it’s okay to put you up for adoption… then you’d be somebody else’s problem! 🙂
    .-= Dave2´s last blog ..01/20: MIRROR =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @Dave2, You bastard!

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  3. Ha! Now I see where you get your height and feindishly good looks…and your fetish for prairie skirts.

    Happy birthday to your pop.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @nancy, Thanks!

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  4. Happy Birthday Monseignor (Bishop? Cardinal?) Muskrat.
    .-= SciFi Dad´s last blog .."Watch, Daddy!" =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @scifi dad, Ha! That’s funny…I’m not sure how the hierarchy works.

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  5. Does that mean you’re giving him a Corvette for his birthday?
    .-= jade´s last blog ..Best Friend Gift =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @jade, No. He just bought a truck, though, so i figure he doesn’t need a new vehicle, right?

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  6. Corvettes and motorcycles. I like him already.

    Did they have minivans in 1975? Did he get one? Ordid you grow up as a pillion passenger?
    .-= headbang8´s last blog ..The Other World Cup =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @headbang8, I don’t think they did, but we did end up getting a rockin’ Country Squire station wagon with wood paneling.

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  7. Yeah, the Distinguished Flying Cross is way cool. Can’t ever take that away from a guy, so that pretty much cements his coolness for all time, kids mini-vans or not 🙂
    .-= Keith Wilcox´s last blog ..Housecleaning: Who Rules the Roost? =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @keith, That’s what I like to think. It’s a coping mechanism, really.

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  8. I think his coolness rating fell through the floor when his kid grew up to be a blogger.

    😉

    (your dad was HOT! I love a man in uniform. Unless it is my brother, cause Ew.)
    .-= Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo´s last blog ..A single bogan ranga atheist migrant woman from South Australia is now our Prime Minister. Break out the tracky pants and ugg boots people. =-.

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  9. @kelley, Fell? Because I blog? *finds nearest building to climb and jump off its roof*

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  10. Very cool picture. It’s possible some of his cool quotient rubbed off on you. Just possible… Happy belated birthday to your dad. Great tribute.
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Large Like Jabba The Hutt =-.

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    muskrat Reply:

    @chris, Thanks…I hope so.

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