Posts Tagged: Dad

What makes a good Father’s Day?

I was out with some close friends yesterday for Father’s Day and it got me to thinking about what makes for a good Father’s Day. For a long time, my Dad has been “unavailable” for Father’s Day.  He and my Stepmom have had a regular get-together with close friends for many years (possibly decades).  So… Read more »

Finally, a Father’s Day together!

Without intending, this looks like it’s turning into “Niece week”, with at least another niece related post on the docket for tomorrow. It was just after we had finished our first set of tennis yesterday when my phone rang.  My tennis partner looked at me and said “That’s yours” as if he needed to say… Read more »

The Trip – Part 2

Our regular posting was delayed due to the new computer; we’ll get to that adventure in a rare Saturday blog.  For now, we finish off the tale of the Keys trip. As expected, when I arrived to pick up Dad at 4:30 am, he had more stuff with him than we had talked about.   I… Read more »

The Trip – Part 1

Tomorrow, I will be driving my Dad, my two nieces and their shared girlfriend down to the Keys for some fishing and snorkeling.  This promises to be a memorable trip, if but for the passengers along for the ride. Dad, as befits an active octogenarian, has definite opinions about how people should be driving, acting… Read more »

Father’s Day, part 2 – Dad

Dad. A lot of life, memories and stories invested in that word.  Not all of it was positive, for sure.  My endless attempts to meet up to his lofty expectations led to developing a perfectionist complex that’s taken decades for me to (mostly) unwind.  And his occasional dips into worry over my ability to choose… Read more »