June 17, 2012: My Dad is Better than Your Dad!

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June 17, 2012

It’s Father’s Day… Eat Your Vegetables Day, Apple Strudel Day, and Barry Manilow’s Birthday Day!

And on that note, “Happy Father’s Day to my Dear Dad!”

I called my dad to wish him a happy Father’s Day and to discuss the hawk that’s living in our tree. The conversation went something like this…

Daddy we have a HAWK! A squirrel killing, bird gutting, hawk right in our very own tree… No I didn’t see its marking, it was soaring too high and too fast, but I’m sure it was a red tail hawk… Well no, we don’t have a bird book but it was a red tail hawk… No, I didn’t have Cole’s binoculars but I’m certain it was a red tail hawk… How big was it? Pretty darn big…! No, I don’t ever remember seeing another hawk but I’m sure you’ve pointed out a few, and they must have stuck solidly in my unconscious until I needed to bring out the information to identify a hawk in my backyard. Our dogs are not squirrel killers and I am not applying false evidence to a hawk. Cole saw squirrel fur in the nest… The body? Well of course the hawk carried it away and dumped it in a cement truck! This is a Chicago hawk, after all… You want a picture of the hawk? Well let me work on that…

My dad is a scientist, a geologist, a lifelong bird watcher, a retired IBM Executive. Facts are very important to him: He does his research, and identifies and solves problems based on past information and future possibilities!

He can also do one heck of a fine ‘happy dance’ in his new pair of Father Day’s shorts! If he wears those shorts to Walmart, be sure to keep a look out for him.

Happy Dance from Katybeth on Vimeo.

Naturally my dad is better, stronger, smarter, more handsome and a better dancer in his new Father’s Day shorts than your dad, but nonetheless Odd wishes all great dads and dad-like mentors a very happy Father’s Day!

What three words describe your dad best?

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6 thoughts on “June 17, 2012: My Dad is Better than Your Dad!

  1. What a fun story and video. Happy Father’s Day!

    Loving, Hardworking, Handsome describe my dad but he was so much more…

  2. Well Katybeth, you should have KNOWN your dad would want details and evidence in advance of that call! 🙂 LOVED the happy dance video…he’s so CUTE! Hmmmm….my Dad was a teacher and a builder and a problem solver…and so much more.

    Happy Father’s Day to your Dad! And hugs to Cole, I”m sure today is kind of sad for him.

  3. Cool shorts and your dad has great moves in them. He looks way to classy for a Walmart video!
    I love how my dad smells..he doesn’t wear after shave but when I give him a hug he always smells so good- like home, or fresh cut grass. Good thing this is an Odd blog.

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