Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #6

Thirteen Things about My DAD

1...My dad is his parents only son and he is the oldest child.

2...He has three sisters who follow behind him, each about 3 years apart.

3...He lived next door to his aunt and uncle, who also had 4 children...all girls! He was still the only boy between the two families.

4...My dad grew up attending Braves games at Milwaukee County Stadium.

5... Him and another players’ kid left the security people at the stadium baffled at how they could get from one side of the stadium to the other on foot faster than the security guys on golf carts.

6...My dad is 2 months and 12 days younger than my mother, and reminds her of it every year.

7...When I was younger and my mom had bowling night, dad and I would sometimes eat the ultimate meal - Pizza and Fries! Pizza from Little Caesar's and fries from Burger King!

8...My dad and I loved wrestling. No, not with each other…on TV! We would rent the wrestling videos from the store and for Christmas one year he bought me tickets to see it at the USF Dome. We went, had a great time, and that’s where the statement, NO MORE MEAT entered my vocabulary. It means, “we wanna see the good wrestlers…forget the ‘fill time, meat’ wrestlers.”

9...My dad does not call me by my name...even though he is the one who picked it out. He normally calls me by my nickname, and to be honest, I don't mind that at all. :)

10...In the line of work my dad used to do, he owned a bucket truck. I remember going up in the bucket one time as a kid and when we came down, I bumped my chin and bit my lip...that was the last time I rode in it.

11...My dad loves to cook! And he's good at it. He likes taking a recipe and changing it to make it his own. He can cook for me anytime.

12...My dad isn't close by, so I don't get to see him that often, but oh my goodness, he reads my blog! In fact, he unfortunately found out about the ambulance trip (see below) through my blog. oops. Sorry Daddy! I love you!

13...This was my dad's softball number and he was born on the 13th.

Have a great Father's Day Weekend!

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Carmen said...

Re: #6: My dad does that to my mom, too. He says she's a year older! (even if it's only 2 months)

PatentPrincess said...

Very nice facts about your dad. My husband makes fun of me constantly for being an "old woman" because I am 18 months older than he is. I'm sure that he will keep on teasing me. Love the "ultimate meal" too. My dad would sometimes spoil me by taking me to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast and then BK or McDonalds later in the day. Thanks for visiting my T13.


Tanya said...

What an excellent father's day tribute. Great list.

Thanks for checking out my thirteen.

Janet ( said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad!

mar said...

Nice list about your dad. Father's day is on March 19th (St Joseph's) here in Spain. Happy TT!

Wystful1 said...

Boy I do envy his childhood...the part where he grew up in the baseball stadium!! I too live for baseball season.

Great tribute to your dad.

My Thurs 13 is posted

KarenW said...

A great tribute to your dad!

MysteriousLady said...

Such wonderful memories for you! Nice post.

PixiePincessMom said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I remember Little Ceasers! That was good pizza! They are no where to be found here. :-(

He sounds like a cool Dad! Happy Father's Day to him!

Christine said...

I do that to my husband. I'm 2 weeks older! :P
I got a smile picturing 2 boys being chased by a golf cart!You have some great memories of your Dad! Happy Thursday and have a great weekend!

Mary Horn said...

Such a very sweet post! My TT is up too.