Happy Birthday to My Dad
As I have done every March 17 since I started this blog, I am wishing my Dad a Happy Birthday.
(As I noted last year, I’ve done it so long, I’m running out of places to put the links to past examples!)
This is a special one. He would have been 90 today.
I miss him.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
May his memory be eternal, Patterico.
And Happy Name Day to you.nk (dbc370) — 3/17/2015 @ 7:38 am
My father-in-law did make it to his 90th birthday, 3 days ago. After he passes, I’ll mention to him he should look up your dad. Being of an age, I’m sure they’ll have much in common – including raising fine sons.Pat* (bbc344) — 3/17/2015 @ 8:23 am
Patrick,corwin (137e3d) — 3/17/2015 @ 8:50 am
It’s a wonderful tradition and it reminds e that although my fater is also gone,he’s not forgotten.Thanks Corwin
Happy St Patrick’s Day to your father and you and all of the little Pattericos.The Dana who isn't Irish! (f6a568) — 3/17/2015 @ 9:06 am
Our Dad left lasting memories and traditions that Patrick, our sisters and our mom will cherish forever. But he would have been especially proud, and a tad bit pleased with this one because he loved the fact his birthday was on St. Patrick’s day – and loved to share that fact with all that he could. This does that in a way he never could have imagined.Brotherico (f6957a) — 3/17/2015 @ 9:24 am
I didn’t know your father but I imagine him singing When Irish Eyes are Smiling. It reminds me of Spring, happiness, and being young at heart.DRJ (e80d46) — 3/17/2015 @ 9:45 am
Éirinn go Brách to you and your Father!reff (c40265) — 3/17/2015 @ 9:54 am
happy birthday to your father! I think of my own just about every day and I miss him.Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 3/17/2015 @ 11:06 am
This should be a reminder for everyone who still has their Father around to
talk to, to make a point to do so more often.
Once they’re gone, all you’ll have is the memories. (which is a lot, but still . .)
Make some memories today.jakee308 (49ccc6) — 3/17/2015 @ 11:22 am
(even if they’re cantankerous and opinionated, they’re your progenitor)
Missing my dad today. Everyday really.papertiger (c2d6da) — 3/17/2015 @ 12:20 pm
Happy birthday to your dad, Patterico.bridget (498a63) — 3/17/2015 @ 1:15 pm
Best wishes on this day, Patterico: good memories and the loss both.
My father did not do well after my mother passed away. So he is now a shadow of who he once was. But I call him each week. Some calls are better than others. But I make certain every interaction I have with him (no matter what he says, and he says some hurtful stuff sometimes) is a positive one. I focus on the good things, and tell him that he mattered, and that I love him.
Our fathers cast long shadows.
To lighten the mood, here is a biologist’s view of St. Patrick’s Day:
I will raise a glass to your father tonight, as I play that tune.Simon Jester (affe54) — 3/17/2015 @ 1:25 pm
Happy St. Patterico Day to your Dad.mg (31009b) — 3/17/2015 @ 2:08 pm
Sláinte!Beldar (fa637a) — 3/17/2015 @ 2:23 pm
God BlessEPWJ (9dacda) — 3/17/2015 @ 3:23 pm
Looks like BK had a bad day in court today. So, in addition to St Patrick’s Day and Patterico’s dad, lets raise a glass to that too. Perhaps Patterico will have more to say about this later.
http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/03/brett-kimberlin-lawsuit-against-mandy-nagy-dismissed/#commentselissa (9684cf) — 3/17/2015 @ 3:55 pm
So long as someone remembers us, we truly do not die.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Patterico.creeper (cd5d97) — 3/17/2015 @ 4:49 pm
Happy birthday to your father, and a happy day for you and yours.htom (4ca1fa) — 3/17/2015 @ 5:21 pm