Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad!


My father celebrates a big birthday today, June 2oth. I'll take this minute to honor it the best way I know how, with an image of him the way I remember him, growing up. This is my dad circa 1978, the year I was born. A few things have changed since then ... the big glasses have made way for contacts, that rockin' 70's mustache shaved, the fro a distant memory.

But the important stuff never changed: This is a guy younger at heart than most of the people I know. His love of the music he grew up with is so much a part of his life that he can't help but share it with me, and I've been introduced to more great music through him than I can recall. He wears his heart on his sleeve. The advice he's given me, whatever the topic, sticks. I'm glad it does because it's good. I have a lot of pride in the relationship I have with him.

Happy Birthday, Dad. 60 ain't nuttin'.

2 comments:

Jason said...

Awwww, man ... what a great post!

Carolyn said...

Hi! Found you on the cafepress forums.
your art is wonderful, and this post such a wonderful tribute!!!
btw: I say the wookie shirt idea. if they got all bent because of copyright why not change him to Sasquatch or a Yeti or something? just a thought.
take care and good luck with your shop!