The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

 

I have been thinking about my father a great deal the last several days. Today is my father's birthday. He would have been 89 years old today. At one level it *is* so very long since he has been a physical presence in my life, but in the same vein, he has been a mental/emotional/philosophical presence in my life every day.

It is ever more striking how I can see in myself more and more ways in which I am very much like my father and other ways in which I am very much like my mother. The characteristics I have that are especially like that of my father include a general quietness to my demeanor and a rather contemplative personality. Physically, my teeth are like my father's. My eyes are much like my father's and my ears and forehead are very similar to that of my father's. Of course, my enjoyment of pipes and pipe tobacco is something I learned from my father as well.

I will be traveling to the other end of the county today to visit my father and mother's grave site. Even though it is quite cold outside (below freezing), I am planning to sit at the grave site for quite a while and talk to (with) my father on this his birthday. I am also planning to take with me, one of his favorite pipes that I inherited from him. I shall smoke that pipe while I am visiting with him at the grave site.

I miss you so very much, Dad! I wish you a very Happy Birthday.

PipeTobacco

 
Goal for today (Friday) = 6 bowls

Friday's Goal = 8 bowls
Actual Consumption = 9 bowls

8 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

I'm pretty much nothing like my parents were and likely will never visit their graves again, didn't even attend mothers funeral.

Anyway, THIS LADY IS WAY TOO FUNNY. Watch all eight.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

And have a nice day.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012  
Blogger austere said...

A salute to your Dad.
Prayers.

Sunday, 25 November, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

I'm going fishing..

Catch ya later....

Sunday, 25 November, 2012  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

The later part of each month I try to stop by some new blog and I came over from down to earth...from spirit doing..Bills blog.
But I believe a while ago I stop in. As you posted....I can see in myself more and more ways in which I am very much like my father and other ways in which I am very much like my mother.
I think it true but now as I'm a mother, people will be a comment on which of my son takes after me.
Hope your time at the grave is thoughtful and pleasant.
Coffee is on.

Sunday, 25 November, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get much comfort from visiting the graves of my Mom and Dad. You are a good son. They are watching over you, Pipe.

Monday, 26 November, 2012  
Blogger amelia said...

I have my dads ashes in my car and chat to him when I'm driving..

Monday, 26 November, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

I have my dads ashes in my car and chat to him when I'm driving..

*rolls eyes*

Monday, 26 November, 2012  

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