Sunday, December 28, 2014

Tales of my Daddy

Daddy loved to hunt birds and target shoot 1913-2006
Daddy lived in a retirement community and on the way home one evening, he stopped to chat with his neighbor who lived 6 lots down.... they sat in the yard and talked for an hour and at dusk Daddy went home.

the next morning he showered and dressed, ate breakfast and walked out to get in his car. NO CAR! he went into panic mode shouting someone stole my car... He walked out in the middle of the street to see if there was anyone to help him, and 6 doors down sat his Saturn, parked in front of the neighbors house...

The Acorn doesn't fall far from the tree.... I am just like him....Have not lost my car YET..


The funniest story of all... at age 88 he was about to step in the shower and thought, Charles, vacuum the living room before you shower. He did not redress. The hose came off the vac, he got the super glue and glued it back on, but in the process glued his pointer and thumb together... It would not open at all.
He used a serrated steak knife to saw between the fingers, yes there was a little blood involved. He said I was naked, I could not call for help.

We howled with laughter but if/when this happens to me, it will NOT be posted HERE!

28 comments:

Ann said...

You look so much like your dad. Loved the stories about him. You've started my day off with a laugh. He sounds like a wonderful man

Jo said...

OMW Those are lovely tales about your daddy. You look a lot like him, Sandra. Thanks for sharing. Jo

Deb said...

Love it! I love hearing family stories

eileeninmd said...

Your Dad sounds quite the character..I got chills from the story about cutting his fingers apart.. Thanks for sharing..Have a happy Sunday and week ahead!

EG CameraGirl said...

Tee hee. He was a brave man to tell you about it...but I guess he never suspected you would tall all your friends. :))

From the Kitchen said...

What a hoot! You look just like your dad.

Best,
Bonnie

Cattails said...

Oh how funny! You two really look alike. Raining hard here today. Hope you have a good day.

DeniseinVA said...

You do look so much like your dad. Loved the stories!

TexWisGirl said...

this explains a lot... ;)

photowannabe said...

Absolutely delightful story. Too funny (my mental picture).

DawnTreader said...

So far I mostly tend to get lost on the Internet... Starting out to do one thing, getting sidetracked and ending up doing something different! (Hence no blogging this weekend...)

Ginny said...

The two of you look so much alike! What funny stories! I think we may be like that JUST a little!

Madi and Mom said...

What wonderful memories of a very special man...who did not take himself too seriously.
Hugs all around and should I glue my fingers together...I will post with one hand
Hugs cecilia

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those stories are too funny.You do seem a lot like him,even look like him.:)

Terri Buster said...

Your dad sounds like a hoot! The car episode is absolutely something I would do!

Gail said...

It is good to relive funny stories.

S. Etole said...

Enjoy seeing the resemblance between you and your father.

diane b said...

Love these tales. You look like your dad. When I was a kid I rode my bike to school and caught the train home........

Chatty Crone said...

I am surprised he admitted all those things to you! You two must have been close. Those two stories were precious.

pattisjarrett said...

Love the photos. That's cute about the car being left at the neighbor's!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You look so much like your dad! Loved your stories. PS Be careful with the glue!

barbara l. hale said...

Your dad sounds like a hoot! I've never lost my car, except in the grocery store parking lot, but I had a friend who did. That was after a night of carousing though. It was found a few blocks from her apartment fortunately. I think I would rather be seen naked than use a steak knife on my fingers...yikes!

SweetMarie said...

you look just like him! not only do you look like him, you also have his wonderful sense of humor. :) and you both have great stories to share :)

Susannah said...

Precious memories of your Dad. Hold them close to your heart!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

How lucky you were to have you Dad around and tell funny stories. I cannot even imagine what my Dad might have said. I lost him far too soon.
You look a fair bit like him.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love your remembrances.

Ida said...

Oh my gosh those stories were hilarious. - By the way you look a lot like your dad. Memories are so much fun.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are two sweet stories about your Daddy. Seeing the picture of the two of you reminds me of something my friend recently shared on Facebook:
http://www.boredpanda.com/kids-parents-look-alikes-childhood-photos/