Today is my dad’s birthday and it’s a big one! Any of you local folks see him, please give him a hug for me!
Here he was several years ago with the green cat quilt I made him.
My dad is the kind of dad everyone deserves to have! He was always patient but firm, kind but strong and best of all . . he didn’t kill me for some of the crazy things I did growing up.
My dad can fix everything and that makes it kinda hard sometimes when your husband isn’t a fixer. After having grown up being able to hand my dad anything that wasn’t working . . from a cheap ink pen that I loved to a problem with a car, I sometimes have to remind myself that Vince isn’t a fixer.
Once when I was either in high school or college, my Mustang needed a tune up. It was “missing” (I think that’s what it was called) but I told my dad something was wrong with my car. He asked what it was doing . . . and heck, how does a girl explain that? I thought of how to describe what I was experiencing and . . finally, I had the words. I told him “It seems like the back wheels are trying to catch up to the front wheels!” With that little bit of info, he knew exactly what I was talking about.
We were disciplined but I never remember my dad being mean or hateful or not having time for us. We always had everything we needed and often what we wanted.
I think of how some kids these days, and probably in the days when I was growing up, were raised and I am so blessed to have my dad for a dad!
So . . Happy Birthday Dad!
shirley bruner says
He sounds like the Dad everyone wishes they had. my dad was a fixer, too. Happy Birthday to Judy’s dad.
Happy Birthday to your dad! I would have thought Vince was a” fixer.”
Donna Williams says
Happy Birthday Judy’s dad! We were so lucky to grow up with fixer dads, Heck even if our kids could fix stuff (and a couple of mine can) the stuff we have these days are largely unfixable. Almost everything is a consumable and meant to be replaced these days. I am blessed to have a fixer husband, and wish I still had my dad. Here’s hoping you have many many more years with him. 🙂
Happy Birthday to your wonderful dad, Judy!!
Happy Birthday, Dad!! Hope your day is extra special!!
Happy Birthday to your daddy! You indeed have a special dad and are blessed.
Linda H says
Happy birthday (belatedly) to your dad … I miss mine but celebrate his birthday every year anyway. My dad was NOT a fixer but my hubby is … and boy, has he spoiled me!
Happy birthday to Judy’s dad! Thanks for being a wonderful dad and not killing her before I got to enjoy her talents and humor!
Sue H says
Oh, that makes me miss my dad. He’s been gone for 14 years now, but he could fix anything. AND he kept my mustang running during my single years! When Jim and I got engaged, my dad told him he could have his daughter (me), but made sure he understood Jim had to take the car too! Happy Birthday, Judy’s Dad!!!
Happy birthday Judy’s dad. I hope you are still fixing things. My dad was a fixer too. Now my son is a fixer. Dad’s been gone 21 years, but my brothers inheirited his love of wood working, and my son his love of fixing things electronic.
Nancy Angerer says
It sounded like you describing my father, but he died in 1973 when he was 55 years old, mother was 52, and I was 30. I really miss both of my parents — she died in 1999.
Eileen Eisner says
Happy birthday to your sweet Daddy!!
You are so blessed to still have your folks! (I know you know that).
Linda Steller says
He sounds a lot like my dad, Judy. How blessed we are/were to have such good men for fathers!