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Father's Day thread

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by Denton, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Denton

    Denton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    I have received my Father's Day gift and I got a good one. One pair of Clarks' desert boots only these are made of oiled brown leather (rather than suede). Comfortable and good looking with a pair of jeans. Not so much with jhorts. :eek:
    I have had the good fortune to be the son of a self-made man. My dad completed college with a family in tow, never an easy thing to do. He got a degree in physics and took a job with Boeing. He eventually traveled to Florida to be part of the US space program. Whenever you looked into the control room at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy you saw him, going as far back as Gemini. Smart as hell and tough as nails, he worked long after his fellow engineers did, finally retiring not too long ago (and after the end of the shuttle program). I'm lucky to have had him around and even luckier to have gotten his name. Happy Father's Day, Dad.
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  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Your Pops sounds like a good guy. My Pops got into college on the GI bill and was married to Ma at the time, both were in the Navy. Never could have afforded it otherwise. He taught me well.

    When I was in Detroit last week I made him his fav, a martini. Poured measure of gin, a smaller measure of vermouth and a dollop of olive juice on his grave. Didn't want to leave the olive.

    He rests next to Ma and both have done me well.

    Happy Fathers Day.
  3. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    I admire self made successful persons. I wish there were regular TV programs highlighting them instead of the junk talk shows and exploits of the rich, spoiled entitled scums.

    Denton so your dad gave you the boot? Is he trying to tell you something? Just kidding, just kidding. :)
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  4. claud

    claud Well-Known Member Donor

    Happy Father's Day Guys!!
  5. jhoak

    jhoak Active Member War Zone Member

    Today is the first Father's Day in 59 years where I didn't have a Dad to say "Happy Father's Day" to. Can't find the words to express how much I miss him.
  6. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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  7. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    My kids gave me some nice kitchen gifts this morning, the highlight of which was a set of Messermeister steak knives with gorgeous wood handles. They are pakkawood but look like rosewood. Really nice. I'll be seeing my father and father-in-law at my daughter's softball game today too.
  8. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    David seems to be in his sick & twisted humors today.:p

    Happy fathers day to one & all:)
  9. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    I ordered up a Father's Day present for myself (Dog Daddy) because I wanted it and it was 15% off.

    I like Elekit and this will go in the bedroom.
  10. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    You just know that little girl image was true for someone. :)
  11. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    My college roommate vacuumed the outside of his dad's Porsche when he was little. This would have been in the early 80's so the hose end was metal. Basically ruined the paint.
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  12. Phil Rose

    Phil Rose Member

    My daughter wrote her name on the hood of our Plymouth Colt with a rock. I couldn't be upset with her and a little polish made it mostly disappear. It was a Colt after all....

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  13. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Sorry I missed this, so happy belated Father's Day to all you dads. I've bragged plenty about my dad, but this says it all!

  14. TerryR

    TerryR Member

    My family knows how to keep dad happy -
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  15. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

  16. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Wheat Whisky.:cool:
    are you a fan of RYE?
  17. TerryR

    TerryR Member

    Love ryes - a Willet 8yr Family Estate purchased at their gift shop a few years ago is still my favorite. I also have Pikesville, Michters & a Whistle Pig on the shelf along with a Wild Turkey 101 Rye for mixing or as a "little extra" after one of the fancier ones.
  18. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    "a little extra"

    Whistle Pig Boss Hog are fun

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