Saturday, September 02, 2006

What is a Dad?

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.


Jeanette said...

Dear Merle
Nice Fathers day Post
good jokes And quotes i think ill pick the chocolates tonight.
Im feeling well ty merle just felt a little tired for a couple days after my first day back at bowls and will go out again Tuesday weather permitting.
take care Keep smiling Janxxx

Peter said...

We both miss Dad!!

mreddie said...

For some husbands I have seen, the chocolates would have been a good trade. Good quote about not asking what to do, just think of something and do it - especially good during emergencies or funerals. ec

Sue said...

Good Father's Day Post!
(our Father's Day is in June)
I love chocolate, but I'll keep my husband!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Wonderful Father's Day post Merle. Made me think of my dad...miss him always; especially after just burying my mom's ashes next to him last week.

Take care of your wonderful self Merle....

Ava said...

Great post, Merle. I hope that you have a great weekend.

Meow said...

Great Fathers Day post, Merle. We are off out to lunch with my parents today, then back here for coffee and cake.
Our weather has turned ... it rained a lot over night.
Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
Take care, Meow

kenju said...

I think I'd rather have the chocolates too, Merle....LOL

LZ Blogger said...

Merle ~ Aussie Fathers Day? Nice dad comments you posted here. I'll have to run by and wish Peter a Happy Fathers Day (now that I know when it's celebrated DOWNUNDER)! ~ jb///

Miskaj said...

Very nice Father's day poem. So sad that Steve Irwin died. I really
loved him! He will be sorely missed
and can never be replaced! A really nice site and so glad I dropped by! Thanks for sharing with me! I am so glad there are people like you around! There are a lot of people (Christians too) who "fret and worry" over every little thing and to do so is also known as DOUBT and to be in doubt is not to have the faith that GOD gave unto us so therefore it is SIN! Yes, GOD says that we are "full of seed". Pregnant is the word HE used for us. All we have to do is allow HIS word to come forth in us and we bring forth HIS children in us (HIS FRUITS) and we become more like HIM in all we do and say! Well, you stay safe and be blessed and I will pray all will be well with you always. In HIS love, Katie

Captain Mary said...

Wonderful fathers day post, I especially like the good trade story, I have a few husbands behind me and it would have been a great trade

Margaret Cloud said...

This is an awesome post and it is very funny, I like the one about the chocolate.

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