So I know it's early, however with me having to work this weekend my wife and my girls gave me my fathers day present early. According to my wife she says that my 5 year old picked it out. I don't know if I agree with it or not, however I sure do appreciate the gifts. Got a Moultrie M-999i game camera, along with 2 pairs of armachillo shorts from Duluth. Also got a long tail tee shift from them as well and a life is good shirt. Shows the patents for a hammer back in 1896, calling it a "hand held device". Pretty cool all in all. However I would just love to have a day to where I could be lazy around the house with them all. Oh well in good time. Please share any gifts/presents you all get if you wish. And happy fathers day to everyone.
My Dad has been and is yet to this day the one thing every man needs...a good example! I never have to question what I "should" do. He isn't perfect...who is? But him being a man of fewer words....the example I have to follow is pretty straight forward. Provide and be loyal to your wife and kids. Work for the things you want from life and be willing to do without today for a better tomorrow. Don't be afraid of hard work or getting dirty. Value an education, either thru book learning or life. Don't take the world too seriously. Laugh...it helps..a lot. Enjoy the outdoors and try to give back to it and respect it as much as you can. That's my Dad....my example to follow.
Apparently, I said the wrong thing last night and got myself in trouble. The wife asked me what I wanted to do for fathers' day. I simply replied that I wanted a day where no one was telling me where I need to go or what I need to do. She did not appreciate that. It wasn't entirely meant for her, but somewhat.
I'm simple. I don't like gifts unless they are of the liquid sort. Otherwise, If I want or need something, I buy it myself when I see fit. I don't want a sign for my bar that I have to hang, I don't want clothes that I haven't tried on and will most likely have to take back, etc. My late MIL realized this 20 years ago and started giving me Home Depot or BPS gift cards. Perfect.
How about just a day to piddle? I may decide to clean the garage, wash the truck, go to the brewery for a few, etc. I don't need any wrapping paper or a schedule of events. I have decided that I'll end the day with a nice meal with the family, hamburgers and homemade fries. I'll follow that with a few more beers while watching the end of the US Open.
I don't want or need anything for Fathers day. I appreciate a strong, honest, sincere wife, and I have that! Got a great son who appreciates me. Got folks that are pleased with my families upbringing.
We got all our busy stuff done Saturday, so today is a good off day. Got up early to start rib tips on the smoker, then finish with bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeno poppers. Got a few refreshments down, so its nap time already with the alarm set to finish off the cooking. Good times!
T/C Encores, Savage and Remington smokeless muzzleloaders, Excalibur and TenPoint crossbows
I guess this qualifies as an "early" gift since we'll get a bunch of the family together later this afternoon. Mama gave me a morning kiss... and these:
she got them at Goodwill! $1.19 per pound to total $2.25!!! The older I get the more I realize I'm a blessed man!
"The pleasures and companionship of roving the fields and woodlots with a well-trained dog is an experience no man should miss nor boy be deprived" Robert G. Wehle (Founder and Breeder of the Elhew English Pointer)