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Happy Birthday to My Dad

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:14 am

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!

18 Responses to “Happy Birthday to My Dad”

  1. May his memory be eternal, Patterico.

    And Happy Name Day to you.

    nk (dbc370)

  2. 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. Patrick,
    It’s a wonderful tradition and it reminds e that although my fater is also gone,he’s not forgotten.Thanks Corwin

    corwin (137e3d)

  4. Happy St Patrick’s Day to your father and you and all of the little Pattericos.

    The Dana who isn't Irish! (f6a568)

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. Éirinn go Brách to you and your Father!

    reff (c40265)

  8. happy birthday to your father! I think of my own just about every day and I miss him.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  9. 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.
    (even if they’re cantankerous and opinionated, they’re your progenitor)

    jakee308 (49ccc6)

  10. Missing my dad today. Everyday really.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  11. Happy birthday to your dad, Patterico.

    bridget (498a63)

  12. 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)

  13. Happy St. Patterico Day to your Dad.

    mg (31009b)

  14. God Bless

    EPWJ (9dacda)

  15. 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.

    elissa (9684cf)

  16. So long as someone remembers us, we truly do not die.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Patterico.

    creeper (cd5d97)

  17. Happy birthday to your father, and a happy day for you and yours.

    htom (4ca1fa)

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