Sunday, June 15, 2008
Father's Day! And here is another dead animal....
I don't have a lot of pictures of my dad and me from when I was growing up.
Dad usually manned the camera so he wasn't in many of the pictures.
Whenever he was in the picture, usually he was holding something he had caught fishing or killed while hunting.
Yellowtail, bonita, marlin, deer, bob cat, geese, ducks, turkeys, pheasant, coyotes...the list went on and on.
I joke with him whenever we go through the family album:
Here's a picture of us kids, there's a picture of you with a dead animal...another of us kids, another of you and a dead fish....
Usually our pets got into the pictures too.
So here we have the perfect picture of my Dad, my brother and me, a dead fish that Dad had caught, our Siamese cat and our tortoise.
Ah, those were the days!
My dad, San Diego's Sportsman of the Year several times over.
He got trophies for that.
Dad...I just have never found the right trophy to give you for being my Father of Each Year each and every year of my life.
Probably just as well...I don't think there is a shelf big enough to hold a trophy like that anyway!
So here's my love and thank you for all the years...and hope you are going to enjoy your (Grand) Father's Day tonight!