Good evening or good morning to my friends. Tomorrow
is Father’s Day in Australia, so I would like to wish all
the Aussie Dads a very happy day with their families,
and a bit of spoiling from them. Also the Grandfathers.
So of course, my topic tonight is --- “What is a Dad?”
A dad is a man who is especially honoured
At certain times of the year with titles such as,
Head of the family, King of the Roost and
Top Man of the organisation,
But more often his presence, his steadfastness,
And his support are taken for granted,
Like the foundations of a house.
To a Dad, life is a give-and-take proposition
He gives his time, energy, love and advice,
And usually has to take a lot in return:---
Complaints, noise, teasing, problems, criticism,
And often what seems to be a sad lack of appreciation.
Besides the requirements of being a man,
A Dad is expected to have the endurance of a camel
The shrewdness of a fox, the paiience of an elephant,
The industriousness of a beaver and the cheeriness
of a Robin,
Name anything – a Dad is supposed to fix it,
Mow it, paint it, train it, know all the facts about it,
Exterminate it. call for it or drop it off, spank it,
find it or pay for it.
Dads are not perfect !!
They don’t mind mentioning your faults;
They keep bringing up the subject of work
When you feel the least energetic.
Somehow though, whatever you do in life,
And whatever success you achieve,
One of the biggest, warmest and most gratifying
rewards of all
Is to know --- Dad is proud of you !!
You don’t always tell a Dad how much you love him
Because there are no words that really express feelings
So deep and sincere. Still you can’t help but feel,
He understands what’s in your heart --- Dads do !!
<><><> I miss my Dad. <><><>
Now for a joke called “Box of Chocolates.”
For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married, or
wish you weren't married, this is something to smile about the next time you open a box of chocolates:-
<><> Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona
when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.
Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a white bag on the seat next to Sally. "What in bag?" asked the old woman.
Sally looked down at the white bag and said, "It's a box of chocolates. I got it for my husband". The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two. Then speaking
with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said: "Good trade".
A farmer had 30 free range chooks (chickens) and three
roosters. Every day they would peck their way around the
yards. But every night they would return to the hen house
to roost. Ten chooks and a rooster would take the bottom perch.
Ten chooks and a rooster took the second perch
above the first lot. Ten chooks and a rooster took the top perch,
above the other two perches.
The farmer didn’t own all these chooks. Which ones were his?
Only the chooks on the bottom perch, because all the others
were on higher perches. (Hire purchase.)
And just a few quotes to close with ----
The best exercise for the heart is to bend over
backwards for someone else. –Anon.
If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking him if
there is anything you can do. Think of something
appropriate and do it. – E. W. Howe.
Troubles shared are troubles halved. – Proverb.
A comfortable home is a great source of happiness.
It ranks immediately after health and a good
conscience, -- Sydney Smith.
A crank is a man with a new idea – until it catches on,
-- Mark Twain.
You never get a second chance to make a good first
impression. --- Anonymous.
Bye for now, till next time. Take care my friends, Merle.