Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

It's my dad's birthday today, as well as being a Bank Holiday in Canada - for which he sends his thanks :o) My dad turns out to be Bob Dylan's cosmic twin - they are both 69 today!

I don't really know where to start with stories about my dad ... my parents came over yesterday, and dad was reminiscing about his school days, when he was a bit of a naughty boy, who got the cane on numerous occasions! The one for which he got the harshest punishment was when he not only let the tyres down on a hated teacher's bike, but threw away the valves, so that they couldn't be pumped up again... I think my dad's mischievious past was an asset when he joined the police force, because he knew all the tricks!

Dad's been feeling a bit low since the winter, when he had his first serious health scare. He's taking a while to adjust mentally to this, and physically to the medications he's having to take. However, now the sun is here, and he's able to get out and about a bit more, he's cheering up. And my niece works magic too - he's wrapped around her little finger, but I can't complain, because I too am a Daddy's girl still!

Happy birthday dad, here's to many more!

7 comments:

riona said...

Quite the handsome fellow, your Dad ... wishing him well.

ebeepaperie said...

Your dad is such a cutie! I hope he starts feeling better.

Jules said...

A Big Happy Birthday to your dad! Here's to health and happiness...

valerie said...

Happy birthday to your dad!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Birthday!!!

mainely stitching said...

Your dad sounds like quite a character, Nic! I hope the summer will restore him to his usual hijinks after the health scare he had. Best wishes for all!!!

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