Monday, October 27, 2008

I was Double Dogged Dared


By
Lynette to post a lovely photo of my father......right after he got out of

the shower, in only his shorts (but holding his pants) prancing

around. I was
Double Dogged Dared to post this photo for his

71rst birthday today.







BUT..........First I want to say a few things.





Dad, I love you, and I know I always get you the crappiest birthday gifts ( a month or two after your birthday, if I do get you anything). Then there is that problem of me never remembering your birthday. You know how I always get the dates mixed up and think it is the 29th (I called Kristi on Sat to confirm the date), and mom NORMALLY gives me a reminder call (your lucky I remembered mom, your slacking), and I am normally too busy working to come visit you (nothing has changed in that area). But I do love you and you have been the best father a daughter could want. You are always there for me when I need you (with twenty dollar bills...... ok, you know I don't do mushy well), your'll drive three hours to my home to babysit on a three hour notice. You do so much for me and I'll never be able to repay you. Over the years I have learned so much about you that I never suspected. I would of never pictured you as the caretaker you are. I'm choking all up thinking about how you cared for your brother and sister during their last stages of life. How you didn't want to leave their sides because you wanted to be there if they needed you, til the end. You amaze me with your strength father. I'm glad I took after you (with the exception of the quick temper, of course, lol).


Happy 71rst Birthday Dad.

And because I was dared, here is that half naked picture of you...
















Photobucket


Whew, now that wasn't so bad was it??????





Just a reminder to everyone else...

Don't forget about
We Were the 80's Day on this Thursday (Mr. Linky is up)








30 comments:

Kristi Mantoni said...

What a great tribute to your dad! I did a post for my dad last year and he really loved it. I'm sure your dad will love this.

Kristi Smith said...

LOL, that wasn't so bad. You need to make it bigger though, I can hardly see him. :)

Nice post, I am sure Dad is crying right now.

Dad gives you twenty dollar bills???? ;)

Heather said...

Ohhhh! That is so sweet. Happy Birthday Gayla's dad. You must have done something right because you have a pretty amazing daughter.

WheresMyAngels said...

I can't make it bigger, for some reason photoshop made it small :(

dddiva said...

What a lovely tribute to your father. Happy Birthday!!! to your Dad. Too funny getting us prepared for a scary pic. ;)

stefanie said...

Aw! The picture is perfect, didn't know what to expect...

Happy birthday to your dad!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. Love the picture. I'm in for Thursday need to go back and look for my 80's post and link it.

Much love

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!!

Kelsey said...

Awww so sweet!
Happy Birthday to your dad!!

nikkicrumpet said...

Awwww that was the sweetest tribute....he can't even get mad at you for the half naked picture. You are a good daughter!

Casey's trio said...

Happy birthday to your dad! He sounds like a special man.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi there! I hope your dad has a wonderful birthday! He sounds like such a great father and what you wrote for him is so touching! The first part (with all of your apologies about forgetting his b-day, etc.) sounds almost exactly like what happens around here! Sometimes my dad gets his (January) birthday gift in the summer! You're not the only one! :)

I also wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and for all of your sweet comments! Also, I just crack up laughing when I see your message you wrote under the "Leave a Comment"! You have a great sense of humor! :)

Does Anybody Hear Me said...

Happy birthday to your Dad!! All the great people are born in October.

Well, not ALL of them. I was born in February :)

Natalie said...

Hahaha!!!

Happy Birthday to your Dad :)

He's officially a work of art!

Diamond said...

Naaah, that wasn't so bad! Great tribute! And thanks for the 80's Day reminder :-D.

manic mariah said...

Happy Birthday to him! Good thing for photo shop and color distortion. :)

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ps, this is insane mama :)

sheree said...

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Jennifer P. said...

FABULOUS tribute! You sound like a wonderful daughter!

GOt my 80's post all revved up and ready to go on Thursday! Wheeee!

Scott said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!!!!

That wasn't bad at all...pretty cool actually! :)

Lilly's Life said...

That is a fantastic birthday tribute to your Dad. Lots of fun. You must have a great relationship!!!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww Happy Birthday!!

That wasn't so bad at all....so touching! I'm sure he's glad you did it! ;-)

~melody~

Yaya said...

Aw! That is so sweet!

christie said...

Happy Birthday to your Daddy!

Mer said...

LOL on the pic...I love that photo treatment.

Happy birthday to your dad!

Lynette said...

WOW....now let's see what else I can double dog dare you to do;)

Lori said...

I'm sorry but, "your'll". You just made that up right? lol

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

sassy stephanie said...

Dad, have your pranced around in only shorts before???

Happy Bday!

Nicole said...

Loved the picture! You are such a crack-up!

Melodie said...

Aww! That's really sweet! Happy Birthday, Dad!

BTW, I don't think I'm going to be able to participate in the 80s Day. :( I think all of my 80s photos are still packed away somewhere at my mother's house and she's not due back until she comes home to vote on Tuesday.

latree said...

I know I promised myself to post something bout 80's on 30 oct.
but that day was a crowded day in office
when I remember about it, I realized that it is 31 already!
hang on, I'll post about it tomorrow. I'll let you know how I looked like then...



you were so cool. I bet you still are
and... happy birthday for your dad!