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06-16-07, 06:58 PM #1
What are you doing for Father's Day?
What are you doing for Father's Day?
I'm making a collage of my childhood photos to mail to my father. But he's going to get it late because I didn't realize tomorrow would be Father's Day until I saw this thread: http://www.lawenforcementforums.com/...ad.php?t=17072
Thanks for posting that, Cidp24! LEF is actually serving a useful purpose in my life!
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers here.
06-16-07, 07:02 PM #2What are you doing for Father's Day?
Working a bunch of family fights...
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06-16-07, 07:08 PM #3
06-16-07, 07:28 PM #4
Found it.Beware if you try to google anything with god in it you will have to keep rebooting do to religious zelots that you cant just back out of.Ask.com and 2 clicks and I was there.Anyway ,enjoy:
When God Created Fathers...
When the good Lord was creating Fathers he started with a tall frame.
And a female angel nearby said, "What kind of Father is that? If you're going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put fathers up so high? He won't be able to shoot marbles without kneeling, tuck a child in bed without bending, or even kiss a child without a lot of stooping."
And God smiled and said, "Yes, but if I make him child size, who would children have to look up to?"
And when God made a Father's hands, they were large and sinewy.
And the angel shook her head sadly and said, "Do you know what you're doing? Large hands are clumsy. They can't manage diaper pins, small buttons, rubber bands on pony tails or even remove splinters caused by baseball bats."
And God smiled and said, "I know, but they're large enough to hold everything a small boy empties from his pockets at the end of a day...yet small enough to cup a child's face in his hands."
And then God moulded long, slim legs and broad shoulders.
And the angel nearly had a heart attack. "Boy, this is the end of the week, all right," she clucked. "Do you realize you just made a Father without a lap? How is he going to pull a child close to him without the kid falling between his legs?"
And God smiled and said, "A mother needs a lap. A father needs strong shoulders to pull a sled, balance a boy on a bicycle, and hold a sleepy head on the way home from the circus."
God was in the middle of creating two of the largest feet anyone had every seen when the angel could contain herself no longer.
"That's not fair. Do you honestly think those large boats are going to dig out of bed early in the morning when the baby cries? Or walk through a small birthday party without crushing at least three of the guests?"
And God smiled and said, "They'll work. You'll see. They'll support a small child who wants to ride a horse to Banbury Cross, or scare off mice at the summer cabin, or display shoes that will be a challenge to fill."
God worked throughout the night, giving the Father few words, but a firm authoritative voice; eyes that saw everything, but remained calm and tolerant.
Finally, almost as an afterthought, he added tears.
Then he turned to the angel and said, "Now, are you satisfied that he can love as much as a Mother?"
The angel said nothing more.
Erma once said that as a child,when she played with her dolls she would always put the daddy doll under the bed and forget him,cause that was all she knew of him at the time,he "went to work" and then he "came home",in later years she admitted her remorse and wrote this and dedicated it to him ,just prior to his death.
06-16-07, 07:42 PM #5Banned
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Drop in, see dad. With a bit of luck we'll get to tinker with the antique Oliver tractor he picked up awhile back.
06-16-07, 07:53 PM #6
Father's Day is September here in Australia, funny we didn't follow your lead.
06-16-07, 08:04 PM #7
I went home today because I have to work tonight and plan on sleeping tomorrow, and took my Dad out to breakfast at his favorite place then we went for a walk together. This afternoon the whole family took him out to Olive Garden and then we hit up the casino.
06-16-07, 08:16 PM #8
My wife gets her Master's Degree tomorrow. After the ceremony, we'll go to my parents house for a barbeque. And at some point I'll have to mow the lawn."I'm not a coward,
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was,
I would pass"
~Mighty Mighty Bosstones~
06-16-07, 08:19 PM #9
I will turn 35 in 2 months, and I have never laid eyes on my father. Tomorrow, I will revel in the fact that my 2 childen, ages 7 and 6, have never had to live one day without their eyes seeing mine.500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.
06-16-07, 09:13 PM #10
Mav will be working...I will ask and he will refuse to join my 80 yr old Dad and me at his favorite restaurant ( our first Father's Day since my Mom died)....I will leave a card and a token of my love on Mav's chair that he will see before he leaves at 4AM for patrol and hope his daughter remembers to call him sometime during the day.......
06-16-07, 11:31 PM #11
06-17-07, 01:21 AM #12
I'm going to give my dad my .45 Ruger P90
06-17-07, 01:31 AM #13
Im spending my fathers day with my brother, 300 miles away from my dad. AHHHH HAHAHAHAHA
06-17-07, 01:50 AM #14
I'll be working on my online classes (I have a major exam) and making Cops his favorite dinner all the while missing my dad (he passed away 2/14/89).
Happy dad's day to all! Stay safe, countybear!
Special wishes to you mav and Doc!
06-17-07, 03:53 AM #15
I am sure the two we have here have something cooked up, they won't tell me. *LOL*. Bar-b-que sounds good. Maybe some nice steaks. Have a great one too all you fathers. Mine passed away sometime ago, I miss not seeing/talking to him.
06-17-07, 09:22 AM #16
06-17-07, 09:28 AM #17
We got my dad a gift certificate to his favorite motorcycle shop, and since I can't be at home to share in the father's day festivities I'll call when I know that my dad, uncle, and brother will be at my parents' house for a barbecue and can wish them all a happy father's day. I talk to my dad every few days or so anyway.
06-17-07, 09:34 AM #18
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06-17-07, 09:51 AM #19
I am heading out to the hills with my ATVTo be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!
06-17-07, 12:21 PM #20
My dad died back in 84, but I see my stepdad just about every day. I'll call him and wish him a happy father's day. This is the first father's day since my hubby's father passed away though, so I'm going to make sure and spoil him a bit today, and make sure he gets to call his kids (since they won't call him, their mother is just like that.)\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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