Hope your day is filled with laughter & love, Daddy-O!James and Kate are anxious to come tell you Happy Birthday. They are snoozing just as late as possible (no surprise there), so it'll probably be after school when we call you.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Smile, Baby! It's Granddaddy's 68th Birthday!
We haven't been to Kentucky since the old computer went kaput, so I don't have any Granddaddy pictures to show. . .guess cat and kids will have to do for now :)
The Rottens insist that Momo likes to watch television with them. I think Momo just likes her spot on the couch, is what I think. Did you see that smile?
What would a "Happy Birthday, Pop" entry be without a story or two about the Granddaddy? Hmmm... did you ever hear the one about the gullible oldest daughter and the walking encyclopedia of purposely twisted information? Uh-huh, that would be me and my father. Pop has always had fun telling me the answers to life's important questions, and he's never missed an opportunity to have fun in the process.
Me (at about 7 or 8 years old): What's that white line on the side of the road?
Daddy (without skipping a beat): That's the motorcycle lane.
Me (clueless that I'd been had): Okay.
Me (fifth grade, doing homework): I got all the abbreviations done except for one, and I just can't find it. Anyone know what R.I.P. stands for?
Pop (with all sincerity, LOL): Rhode Island Police.
Me (who would remain clueless until the next day in class): Oh. Thank, Daddy.
Those are the classics that practically everyone has heard, but I can tell you that I never ask my father a question without expecting to hear a smartass, made-up answer disguised as the real information I am seeking :) You'd think, having been duped, I would've been shy about asking Pop questions, but nope. See, the thing is that my dad knows something about just about anything. . .and he's good at explaining things in a way that I understand. He really is my walking encyclopedia :)
I love you, Pop! Happy Birthday!