Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dirty and Deep

I know today is Father's Day.  No worries, I have that covered with my dad.  The man needs and wants for nothing, and I suppose at 90.5, you've earned that.   Still I got him a shirt when I was out at Pebble Beach last month and more importantly, two cinnamon rolls from Panera.  The rolls alone makes him thrilled.

He doesn't get excited by too much - for g-d's sake, he has two purple hearts from WWII.  Not to say that he's jaded, like his son.  If I ever need to be reminded what I'm going to end up looking like, I just have to look at him, or a picture of his father.  There is no escaping that one, unless I visit a plastic surgeon - and soon!  I'm ok with my destiny.

We did Father's Day yesterday - mainly because my mother asked that we come out to help move 10 yards of mulch she bought.  Luckily for us, my nephew, niece and one of my brothers-in-law got there first and moved most of it.  We ended up with only an hour's worth of work of hauling it and placing it where my mom wanted.

It was probably more of a Mother's Day gift,  but they both get to enjoy sitting on their deck and looking at it. I guess it could be a Father's Day gift in the fact that he didn't have to do any of the work, not that he really could have. He is pushing 91 years old.

 My folks do have a pretty sweet back yard, and the mulch does look good in their grove.

There's a little more of their yard over my shoulders.  

But that was my pre-Father's Day Father's Day.  Now I get to spend the actual day doing laundry, cutting the lawn and packing for my next work trip, which starts tomorrow.





Song by:  Deborah Harry

8 comments:

Buddy Bear said...

The only presents which my grandparents (in their 80s and 90s) really liked involved food. I'd cook them authentic dishes from the "old country", packaged in tiny portions for the freezer.

At that age, eating is one of the few sensual pleasures that we have left.

You're looking extremely handsome in that last pic, by the way.

Cubby said...

Who's your Daddy?

Jonny said...

Your parents' house hasn't changed a bit! Happy memories of sipping a Tanqueray & tonic and eating delish London Broil back there.

anne marie in philly said...

nice home!

have a good week, blobby!

Ur-spo said...

You are a dutiful son. and the yard looks very good.
If you would like, you can come in mulch here as well.

BosGuy said...

Actually, the yard looks damn good. I'm sure they both are appreciative.

Mandy said...

Hmm, yes, nodding my head in agreement with BosGuy. :)

Wonder Man said...

cute pic of you btw