Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ode to Dad

Bonne fête papa!

Dads are the greatest invention. They fill air up in your tires, mow your lawn when the gardener lacks the "proper" row technique, take your pets to the vet, buy your cat treats, change the hard to reach lightbulbs, rescue frightened birds from your corner bedroom, fix broken benches, mix special fertilizer for roses--and another for geraniums--and another for ferns...and on and on and on....

...ok, well maybe this is just MY dad. Talents abound within him. Great eye for design and can really fix just about anything. His workshop garage gives Tim from Tool Time a run for the money.

My father is ill. As a result, he's been in the hospital all this past week, BUT LUCKY US AS my family is thrilled to pieces that he was released and back home as of yesterday afternoon.

Watching a stupid comedy just isn't the same without his infectious laugh...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY EVERYONE! Treasure each moment with any and all fathers in your life...


Mélanie said...

wonderful post about dads !
I hope yours is feeling better

Anonymous said...

Kathy: Yikes. i hope your dad is ok!!!
prayers your way-

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers and good thoughts and wishes to you and your entire family, Kathy.
hugs xxx
Lisa Jay

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the prayers and good thoughts sent our way, I am doing great!
My happiness in life is made up of minute gifts...s kiss, or a smile, a kind look or a heartfelt complement.
You are a gem my daughter, my Kathleen.

Anonymous said...

Kathy - I'm so glad to hear that your Dad is doing better and back home.

I'm loving the blog and miss seeing you. Hope you're not sweltering in this heat.

Sally said...

Hi Kath,
Hope all is well with your dad. I remember him fondly. The stained glass he made, the beautiful yard you had. He and your mom always made me feel special. You are truly blessed!