Happy Birthday to My Dad
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s also my Dad’s birthday. He would have been 81. In the spirit of tradition: Happy Birthday, Dad.
He would have liked to have met John Michael.
I am wearing his shamrock bow tie today in his honor.
I have the patriotic “fourth-of-july” bow tie today – somehow it’s red-white-and blue colors doesn’t match the green shirt & pants I wore for St. Patrick’s Day!! LOL!!
But somehow that doesn’t matter –Brotherico (41d24a) — 3/17/2006 @ 7:04 am
…and I thought it was just me.
My Dad died sixteen years ago today, at two in the morning. He would have been 79 this May.F451 (a41528) — 3/17/2006 @ 7:33 am
Happy Birthday to you Dad. Remember the best things about him & celebrate that way. This will be the hardest year for you, but you can make it.sharon (fecb65) — 3/17/2006 @ 8:04 am
I find that in certain situations, when I’d love to hear what my Mom would have to say in a given situation, I can just pause for a minute, listen with my heart and the words float in. Try it. See if it works. For me, sometimes yes (and then it’s so special) and sometimes no (And then I just use that time to remember her.)paul (f64e3d) — 3/17/2006 @ 9:35 am
Our prayers are with you on this bittersweet day.DRJ (3c8cd6) — 3/17/2006 @ 10:07 am
I remember you shared the shock of his leaving and you are remembering him. I have never lost my mom or dad and so do not know what it feels like. Time to time, we pick up some flowers and go to my father-in-law’s grave and put the flowers there. I wish the legacy your dad left you, stays and grows. Have a happy memorable day. Thanks for sharing with us.Yi-Ling (4bae70) — 3/17/2006 @ 10:59 am
Hi, Patterico. This is a nice post. I especially like the picture of your father crowned king. You obviously have a great family. God bless.Federal Dog (43c7eb) — 3/17/2006 @ 11:01 am
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. [ 387-493/460/461 AD] . Your name sake wrote in old Irish and translated literally it goes …
* Your dad born March 17, 1925.
* St. Patrick died 17th March either 493 or 460 or 461 AD.
a) your dad gave you his personal legacy of [ your dad] being born on St. Patrick’s Day [ born 17th March] and naming you Patrick, while your other brother is named Kerry and your sisters are named Marianne, Susan, Holly, Carol and Betty; thus,
b) your dad gave you his birth right.
Have a happy memorable day !Yi-Ling (4bae70) — 3/17/2006 @ 1:03 pm
i am wearing my favorite loincloth…a shamrock loincloth. Like many Whites, i might have some Irish in me, but my former last name suggests otherwise.
Canterbury doesn’t sound or seem Irish, even after a few letter changes. i have longer arms than most humans, and am a natural with a bow. Not a bow tie, btw. Heck, i dislike ties, and wear V-necks in winter…
i am American…but, like the Irish.KarmiCommunist (12f8ac) — 3/17/2006 @ 5:17 pm
[…] The bow tie was a hit. […]Patterico’s Pontifications » Bow Tie (421107) — 3/17/2006 @ 8:50 pm
No matter what anyone says, bowties will NEVER look good. They will always portray a sense of “I have to live in the past because I don’t understand the present.”mike santos (5b5e0b) — 4/30/2006 @ 12:47 pm