Dad's are daring... They kill the spiders Dad's are Strong... They open the stuck jars
DAD'S ARE FUNNY... THEY REFUSE TO LET YOU DRIVE THE CAR UNTIL YOU LEARN HOW TO CHECK THE OIL ALL ON YOUR OWN...And you spend five days just trying to open the hood because you can't find the latch underneath it.
MAYBE THAT LAST PART WAS JUST MY DAD...
As we celebrate Father's Day, it's important to take a moment to reflect on all the wonderful things your father does for you. My dad is of an age where the men went to work and brought home the money, did the outside chores, fiddled with the cars, and had a few hobbies. He carried the weight of the family's success on his shoulders.
Vacations and new clothes were few and far between. New cars nor fancy mansions weren't in the cards either. We did have a nice home and food on the table. Our yard was our playground and we basically never wanted for anything.
My poor dad had five daughters, which for a man who loved hunting and fishing, was a hair-raising event. We all learned how to shoot and fish. We mowed the grass, weeded the garden and cared for the animals. But many times Dad didn't know what to do with five hormonal women.
But through it all, he survived! Or Thrived! And he turned out five successful women who are strong in our own rights... From nurses to heads of departments, to store managers and mothers... He's now a Grandpa, a Papa....
Recently, he's downsized and moved to enjoy the water each day. With the change of towns, he's closer to his daughters and the fishing which he loves. The change to a new city meant leaving his friends and comfort zone behind. I'm so proud of him for stepping out and finding a place he can donate his time.
Dad is volunteering at a local airstrip which has a museum where they are restoring older airplanes and boats from the World Wars. Here's a couple of photos of his job.
Currently, he is working on a PT boat. This boat is one of the few remaining ones still in operation. He's completely rebuilding the boat down from the studs and hope to have the boat back up and on the water this fall.
I realize I'm fortunate to have my dad in my life. He's an amazing man who has worked tirelessly for years to make me a better person and now is giving of himself for something amazing. If you want to check out more about the rebuilding as well as the old airplanes they have... follow Liberty Air Museum on FB.