Happy Birthday Dad
Today is my Dad's birthday and I wanted to honor him here and share him with you. Here are some things you should know about him to love him: He is extremely silly. He takes himself too seriously sometimes and has to pause and laugh at himself. He sometimes talks so fast that we say his mouth can't keep up with his brain. He talks to strangers. He is jolly. He sits each morning before work with his socks in his hands staring into space-we call this the "Sock Trance". He loves to walk all over the mountains. He appears easygoing, but he also has a nervous energy about him, ants in his pants-I have this too. He never cries. When he gets super excited, he can't stop coughing. He used to be a daredevil in his younger day: riding bucking horses and driving really fast. He is a self made man: owns his own business and works very hard, indulging in few luxuries. He talks to slot machines. He loves his homeland of Oklahoma and would like to live there again someday. He has a deep appreciation of the way things were in simpler times. He loves me and our family so much.