Sunday, June 20, 2010

5 Things from My Dad

In anticipation of Father’s Day, I started to think about all of things I’ve inherited from my father, as well as everything he’s taught me. The list is too long to put in this post, so I narrowed it down to 5 things:


1. My blue eyes:
 
2. My sense of humor: I’m a little off kilter and silly, just like my dad. We have some great inside jokes in my family and most of them can be traced back to my dad. I say “Butler.” He says “Cincinnati.” We both laugh. See I told you, an inside joke!

3. My love of the comics page:
 
First let me say that my dad reads two newspapers front-to-back every day and I picked up that habit from him as well. However, my mom does that as well but she does NOT read the funnies (what we call the comics page) – that is something I learned solely from my dad.

It’s so bad that a) we’ve passed it on to my oldest nephew and b) dad and I can have such serious conversations about certain comic strips. So much so that if my mom walks in mid-conversation, she asks us who we are talking about.  When we say “Crankshaft” or Funky Winkerbean,” she rolls her eyes and walks away!

4. An appreciation for the land and what it can give to us:
 
My dad’s work uniform is a white t-shirt, blue jeans and work boots. For his entire life, including the four years he went to college, he has farmed. He’s farming the same land that his father and grandfather farmed and that is a lesson as well. My dad instilled in me the knowledge that if you work the land and tend it carefully that it will provide for you – and your children and your children’s children and so on. It’s not an easy life’s work and I’m appreciative that he – and others – chooses to do it so I can pursue my life’s work without worrying about having to grow food to feed myself.

5. A sense of family:

Enough said!

6 comments:

  1. What a great tribute to your dad!!

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  2. very sweet- hope your dad gets to see it!

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  3. Let me know if you ever need any help with Storybook. I'd love to see what you make!

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  4. Hugs to you & your fam, Megan! Can't wait to see you this weekend. :)

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  5. That's funny that you and you dad read the comics regularly but your mom doesn't. My family is the same! We don't follow any TV shows, but my dad and I often have conversations about characters in the comics. =)

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