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Happy Birthday to My Dad

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:42 am

As I have done every March 17 since I started this blog, I am wishing my Dad a Happy Birthday.

It is a tradition to note my previous similar posts on this special day. And so, I am doing it again on this special day.

He would have been 99 today.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have some Guinness, as well as most of a bottle of Irish whiskey recently supplied to me by JVW, so I am well fortified for the evening.

16 Responses to “Happy Birthday to My Dad”

  1. As I have said in recent years, some of the earlier links are broken, for reasons I have explained before. (Fighting an army of Russian trollbots, I made a poor decision that caused the first couple of years of the blog to go poof. I think the posts are mostly from the Blogspot days and are retrievable, but I have not bothered because aside from March 17, nobody notices the posts are gone.)

    Patterico (d8492d)

  2. Happy birthday! Mr. Frey!

    felipe (5e2a04)

  3. What a great tradition, and glad you’re keeping it alive.

    Dustin (caf05c)

  4. nobody notices the posts are gone

    I’ve noticed.

    Kevin M (8676e4)

  5. Your parents were special. I only have to know you to know that is true.

    DRJ (b09a85)

  6. I honor this day each year, Patterico.

    If you get a chance, Writers Tears is a good Irish whiskey. The SF author Spider Robinson recommends it, and I agree.

    Onóir do chuimhne d’athar.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  7. Happy birthday to your old man.
    I’ve already had a pint of Guinness this afternoon, which I’ll retroact as a toast.

    Paul Montagu (d52d7d)

  8. It’s funny, Patterico. I have never been a beer drinker. Trust me, that was seen as very weird in graduate school. I much preferred a gin and tonic.

    Anyway, when my wife and I were in Ireland, I thought, well, I need to try a Guiness. And it was awfully good in a pub in Dublin.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  9. God bless your father’s memory and you and your family for honoring it, Patterico.

    nk (e16c68)

  10. When Trump himself has no idea what he means by what he says, how can anybody else be expected to?

    Forget Trump! He is a fait accompli. He will have sucked the Republican Party to a dry husk by November.

    What we can do is help starve his maggots. If they endorse Trump or if Trump endorses them, don’t give them your money or your votes.

    nk (e16c68)

  11. I’m sorry. That was meant for the Open Thread. I sincerely apologize, Patterico.

    nk (e16c68)

  12. This is an amazing tradition Pat!

    Happy birthday Mr.Frey!

    whembly (5fa28b)

  13. It’s a lovely tradition to honor your dad every year. I’m sure that pleases him very mich.

    Dana (8e902f)

  14. God bless your father’s memory and you and your family for honoring it, Patterico

    Says it all

    steveg (d875b7)

  15. Happy Birthday Mr Frey.

    NJRob (50c7c9)

  16. Happy Birthday, Pat. It’s also my granddad’s b’day, though March 17 was just his rough approximation. (They didn’t keep birth records in 19th century Belorussian shtetls.)

    lurker (cd7cd4)

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