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.
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 =-.
@grant, You’re the smartest person I know.
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 =-.
@Dave2, You bastard!
Ha! Now I see where you get your height and feindishly good looks…and your fetish for prairie skirts.
Happy birthday to your pop.
Happy Birthday Monseignor (Bishop? Cardinal?) Muskrat.
.-= SciFi Dad´s last blog .."Watch, Daddy!" =-.
@scifi dad, Ha! That’s funny…I’m not sure how the hierarchy works.
Does that mean you’re giving him a Corvette for his birthday?
.-= jade´s last blog ..Best Friend Gift =-.
@jade, No. He just bought a truck, though, so i figure he doesn’t need a new vehicle, right?
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 =-.
@headbang8, I don’t think they did, but we did end up getting a rockin’ Country Squire station wagon with wood paneling.
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? =-.
@keith, That’s what I like to think. It’s a coping mechanism, really.
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. =-.
@kelley, Fell? Because I blog? *finds nearest building to climb and jump off its roof*
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 =-.
@chris, Thanks…I hope so.