Today my Dad becomes an old man. Just joking! It is a monumental birthday, though! I can’t really say that all of his hair is going to fall out now that he is 50, because most of it is already gone. And I can’t really say that he will start turning grey now. Raising me helped with the pre-mature greying. (He would say that he earned every single grey hair!)
For those of you who don’t know my dad, let me tell you a little about him. I call him a Renaissance Man – he’s dabbled in a lot of things. He has worked for UPS, he did law enforcement and weather forecasting in the Air Force, he drove an armored vehicle, he sold tools & machinery, he worked for the Post Office, and he has owned his own business. I think he may have even sold a car or two in there somewhere! Regardless of what he was doing, Dad has always been a hard worker with a strong work ethic. And he has always been a salesman at heart, I think. He loves to talk, and he can talk you into anything! Beside that, he can fix a car or diagnose the problem pretty fast! Did I mention he knows something about flying an airplane too?
Dad gave up his anniversary weekend many years to drive me and/or Kenny to school. He came to NC and did roofing projects to help with our school bills. He provided us a car to drive…even when I wrecked it. He has always been there. Even now, if something happens to the car, I call Dad. (And I always clean the car really good before he comes to visit!)
Happy Birthday Dad! We wish we could be there to celebrate with you!