A Post About Our Dads, for Father’s Day
I’m guest blogging for Sam today, and what we wanted to do was start a comment chain about our Dads. The idea came from our Father’s Day Midlife Crisis promotion, in which folks send us pics of their Dad and we use our ScanCafe magic to digitally give their Dads a midlife crisis.
Over a hundred people have already entered, but what really surprised us was how so many people enclosed heartfelt notes about their Dads along with their entry. So we wanted to give folks a public place to talk up their Dads. Just post a comment below with anything you’d like to say about your Father, and we’ll have a nice chain of Father-honoring comments in time for Father’s Day.
I’ll start it off. That’s my Dad, pictured above, just a bit after he’d been diagnosed with cancer. He’s hamming it up for the camera, which was an old Bell & Howell SLR. He was amazing, but never easy–the kind of guy who would listen to classical music and drink cheap beer, barechested, at the same time. When I graduated from college, he made a big fatherly show of how he was done giving me advice. Now he’s gone, these many years, and I never told him that I needed it.
What’s your father like?
UPDATE: The winners for this contest were Karen Straw, Dr. Felix Subervi, and Paul Brown, with Honorable Mention going to EA Greene.