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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
CookingWithCarlo.com ^ | Jun 18, 2006 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author

Posted on 06/18/2006 10:22:35 AM PDT by carlo3b

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

No matter how you cut it, being a father, or what now constitutes a Father is getting a whole lot fuzzier, and a lot less difficult..

They, my 5 kids, and 5 grand kids call me, Dad, daddy, old man, pa, papa, pop, and even Father, when I am needed most in my role of family patriarch.. Dad, is the rank, position, title, no matter which you choose, they all are music to my ears..

Everything about being a dad has been the only truly redeeming factor of my existence thus far. However, apparently not everyone sees the meaning of being a dad as something to be proud of, or shares my view of it's rewards.

Lets start by saying that the meaning of fatherhood has, can we say, evolved through the generations.. Even the definition of Father has been diluted, reworked, and somewhat sanitized, as you can see below:

 
FATHER
Pronunciation: 'fä-[th]&r, 'f[a']-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English fader, from Old English fæder; akin to Old High German fater father, Latin pater, Greek patEr
 a : a man who has begotten a child; also : SIRE
 a : one related to another in a way suggesting that of father to child b : an old man -- used as a respectful form of address
  often capitalized :
 a : one that originates or institutes <the father of modern science> b : SOURCE <the sun, the father of warmth and light --
 : one of the leading men (as of a city) -- usually used in plural
Text: 1  a male human parent <the special relationship that exists between fathers and sons>

(and the only definition that has any meaning left in our pop culture...)
a: provider, donor, of the sperm, a male parent of an animal! Whoa!!!

Now, there is something for all red-blooded men to aspire .. a donor ..a SIRE... :(

Sorry, I'll take the really old fashioned meaning, maybe because I am getting old, or maybe because I really do understand what a Dad really means to a child (of all ages).. A Dad is the foundation rock of the family, the bedrock of the clan structure, the faithfull advisor, the provider, the alternative viewpoint of familial matters, the principal male character in setting the standards of male behaviors, a romantic hero, a guardian of the peace, a role model, a teacher, an understanding mentor, a strong/soft shoulder.. an easy mark.. a softy.. Dad is cool, calm, collected, and always there when you need him.. good for a twenty, or a tear, or a kiss..

HAPPY FATHERS DAY


TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: abba; dad; father; fathersday; fruitofmyloins; pa; pop; sire; theoldman; whosyourdaddy
GOD BLESS DAD'S EVERYWHERE!
1 posted on 06/18/2006 10:22:37 AM PDT by carlo3b
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...

To all FReeper dads..


2 posted on 06/18/2006 10:24:00 AM PDT by carlo3b ("Leave the gun, take the cannolis")
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To: carlo3b

I was just thinking, "Where's the Father's Day thread?" :)


3 posted on 06/18/2006 10:26:38 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: carlo3b

Thank Our Lord for all the wonderful FATHERS everywhere.


4 posted on 06/18/2006 10:29:56 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc. 10:2)
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To: carlo3b
< sarcasm >



< /sarcasm >

5 posted on 06/18/2006 10:30:13 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: carlo3b

May I hitch a ride on your thread and wish all the Dad's here a special day too? I know sometimes it doesn't seem that you are appreciated in today's media but you are all special and truly blessed.


6 posted on 06/18/2006 10:30:44 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: carlo3b
AMEN.

Happy Father's Day to all our dads and to all the hero dads fighting for our freedom.

7 posted on 06/18/2006 10:32:47 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: carlo3b; Jim Robinson; All

God bless you and I thank you Carlo!!! You are one of the nicest, kindest and most considerate members of FR!!!


8 posted on 06/18/2006 10:34:06 AM PDT by SierraWasp (California is MEXIFORNIA , MANANA!!! The European settlers suffer from GANG-GREEN, TODAY!!!)
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To: carlo3b

Thanks for the Father's Day wish. I'd like to join in that wish for all fathers out there. Have a great day dads.


9 posted on 06/18/2006 10:39:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hey Senators, what have you done with those Conservatives we sent to Congress? (CyberAnt Inspired))
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To: carlo3b

Happy Father's Day!


10 posted on 06/18/2006 10:41:07 AM PDT by Rocko (This just in: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is still dead.)
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To: carlo3b
Thank You for the greeting, Carlo.

Happy Father's Day to you as well.

A wise man once said, "Any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy."

I like to think that that is one of the things in my life that I have accomplished.

Psalm 127 (NIV)

A song of ascents. Of Solomon.

PS 127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

PS 127:2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat-- for he grants sleep to those he loves.

PS 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.

PS 127:4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth.

PS 127:5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Though we have three daughters and two grandsons, I can state unequivocally that I am blessed.
11 posted on 06/18/2006 10:54:22 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: All

Happy Fathers' Day, Dads!

And to my own, thanks, Dad...you're my hero!


12 posted on 06/18/2006 11:10:23 AM PDT by Gondring (If "Conservatives" now want to "conserve" our Constitution away, then I must be a Preservative!)
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To: carlo3b

Bless all you FReeper daddys! I appreciate all you wonderful and loving fathers out there. For all you do, this *hug*'s for you! :)


13 posted on 06/18/2006 11:17:38 AM PDT by derllak
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To: carlo3b; Jim Robinson; All



HABBY FATHER'S DAY!!



14 posted on 06/18/2006 11:21:43 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.)
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To: carlo3b

Happy fathers day to Huey Lewis, who may or may not be my father.


15 posted on 06/18/2006 11:27:42 AM PDT by youthgonewild
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To: carlo3b
a: provider, donor, of the sperm, a male parent of an animal! Whoa!!!

A father may be just a sperm donor, but a dad is forever. A dad is one who is there to wipe away the tears, bandage the skinned knee or give a hug when the boyfriend/girlfriend breaks off the romance.

You, sir, are more than a father...you're a dad!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

16 posted on 06/18/2006 11:29:13 AM PDT by jellybean (Illegal immigration: The modern slavery)
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To: carlo3b
I may not hear from my 48 year old son today because yesterday I told him he was too old to be driving after he put a $4000. dent in his new Honda Ridgeline. That's what he said to me a few years ago when I bent my bumper backing into a loading dock.



My daughter refers to me as DoD after the days she was away to college and always started her letters to me Daddy Dear. It meant she needed money for something or else she wrecked her car again. I signed my letters to her Dear old Dad and use it today when I eMail her.

They now run the family business here in Eureka.

Have a Fine Day Carlo and always Thanks for the Ping...

17 posted on 06/18/2006 11:34:00 AM PDT by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.)
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To: carlo3b

Happy Father's Day, FReeper dads! (and lurker dads, too!)

In loving memory of my dad, looking down at me from heaven.


18 posted on 06/18/2006 11:35:40 AM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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To: carlo3b

later


19 posted on 06/18/2006 11:37:02 AM PDT by don-o
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To: carlo3b
And a Happy Father's Day to you too.

I sort of like the "source" definition. That's what the kids and grandkids believe anyway. :)

20 posted on 06/18/2006 11:42:43 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Viva la Migra!)
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To: carlo3b; Jim Robinson; All
Happy Fathers Day Freeper Fathers!

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21 posted on 06/18/2006 11:46:40 AM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: carlo3b
Carlo, you brighten every holiday with astute observations, family memories and the true meanings of our traditions.

Your love of God, family, country (and freepers) always shines through as we read your heartfelt homilies. Sometimes we smile, sometimes we sigh, sometimes we reminisce and sometimes we cry.

Happy Fathers Day to you from one of your biggest "fans".

And a Happy Fathers Day, also, to all freeper daddy-o's!

Leni

22 posted on 06/18/2006 11:53:37 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Mi casa es su casa. Mi pais es su pais. Mi dinero es su dinero. Mi..............)
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To: carlo3b

Happy Father's Day to all you GOOD fathers out there.

To my own father, I wish you nothing.


23 posted on 06/18/2006 12:17:52 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: carlo3b

A day when I truely feel sorry for the freaking Islamic herd
They do NOT believe God is a Loving Father and on Fathers Day they cannot honor God
Dad must be very hurt by their separation.


24 posted on 06/18/2006 1:20:15 PM PDT by StonyBurk
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To: carlo3b

Bless you, Carlo...my own dad has been gone for a while now...but sometimes I get a kick in the tush (figuratively) that may be coming from above....


25 posted on 06/18/2006 1:25:00 PM PDT by paulat
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To: Jim Robinson

A Special HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
to the Father of this Fabulous Forum!


26 posted on 06/18/2006 1:26:42 PM PDT by b9 ("the [evil Marxist liberal socialist Democrat Party] alternative is unthinkable" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: carlo3b

Happy Father's Day!

I want to surprise my husband with the best ever chili! . Do you have a recipe?


27 posted on 06/18/2006 1:38:49 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 106-107)
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To: carlo3b

Thanks carlo3b. Same to you, and to all the fathers and dads everywhere.


28 posted on 06/18/2006 1:43:43 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: carlo3b; Mrs. Don-o

Greatest blessing of my life is my wife who made it possible for me to be a Dad. Thanks, Honey!


29 posted on 06/18/2006 1:43:47 PM PDT by don-o
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To: carlo3b
a male human parent (the special relationship that exists between fathers and sons)

...or a father and a daughter.

I have the world's best father. I pray that God lets us keep him for many years to come.

30 posted on 06/18/2006 1:46:50 PM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Alouette
Try these on for size.. Happy Father's Day

Texas Red Hot Chocolate Chili
Don't laugh.. this is realllly good
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds beef steaks, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 4 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups water, divided use
  • 6 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
  • 4 1/2 ounces milk chocolate candy bars
In a kettle, heat oil over medium heat. Add finely chopped beef steaks and chopped onions; saute, stirring frequently. Add garlic powder, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and tomato sauce. Stir in chopped whole tomatoes and simmer.
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan and add chopped jalapeno peppers. Stir occasionally, until the peppers are soft. Drain and puree in a blender or food processor. Add the peppers to the meat mixture. Rinse the blender with 1 cup water and add to the meat mixture. Stir in chocolate candy bar and allow to simmer for 1 hour.
Makes 8 servings
 

Bestest Bean Chili

If the guys want a woman to enjoy their chili, don't forget the chocolate.. really!

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Red Kidney beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Red Kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Pinto beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Pinto beans, rinsed, drained
  • 3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chili-seasoned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa (more chocolate..LOL)
Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Cook ground beef until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, crumbling with a fork. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes longer.
Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.
Makes 6 servings (about 1 1/3 cups each).

SLOW COOKER TIP: To make the chili in a slow cooker, combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours.


31 posted on 06/18/2006 2:12:36 PM PDT by carlo3b ("Leave the gun, take the cannolis")
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To: carlo3b
Happy Father's Day, Carlo.


32 posted on 06/18/2006 2:33:09 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: don-o; carlo3b

Sweetie, the smartest thing I ever did was to cooperate in the grand project of fulfilling your paternal destiny. I always thought you were "born to be dad."

BTW, the German Chocolate Cake is for you. Even if a piece or two has already been taken out of it... ;o)


33 posted on 06/18/2006 3:11:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Credo in unum Deum,Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.)
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To: carlo3b
'Specially MY Daddy!!!! :-)

Happy Father's Day to all of our Freeper Dads!!

34 posted on 06/18/2006 4:39:51 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Please pray for LadyX!!!)
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To: carlo3b

Happy Father's Day to all of you men out there in freeperland! Love you all! Hugs!


35 posted on 06/18/2006 4:42:08 PM PDT by ladyinred (Liberals are dangerous for America.)
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To: carlo3b

Thanks, Carlo. And a happy one to you too.


36 posted on 06/18/2006 6:09:53 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: carlo3b; All

GOD BLESS DAD'S EVERYWHERE!

Let's not forget God is our Abba, "Daddy" Father, too.


37 posted on 06/18/2006 6:45:12 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Happy Fathers Day!)
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To: jwalsh07

Happy Father's Day :-)


38 posted on 06/18/2006 7:11:50 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: deadhead

Tanks! Has the duck flown the coop?


39 posted on 06/18/2006 7:14:05 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
You're Welcome :-)

Duck flew the coop a few hours ago.

40 posted on 06/18/2006 7:16:27 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: deadhead

OK. Happy sister day! Time to shut down the thinker. Adios Sis!


41 posted on 06/18/2006 7:18:27 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
LOL..it's Sister's Day, I didn't know that!

Good Night and God Bless, Bro :-)

42 posted on 06/18/2006 7:24:43 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: carlo3b

Thank you.


43 posted on 06/18/2006 7:45:26 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: carlo3b

mark for that bean chocolate chili. Making that tomorrow. Love you, man.


44 posted on 06/18/2006 7:49:57 PM PDT by don-o
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To: carlo3b

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY bump!


45 posted on 06/18/2006 9:22:24 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: carlo3b
Thank you, Carlo! Even though I couldn't log in Sunday I was wondering if there'd be a thread.

Hope everybody a great Father's Day! Mine was a pretty usual Sunday for my neighborhood. After cutting the STEEP 30 foot terrace in my backyard and wrenching my already sore back I decided to sit on the front porch for a few minutes. All the usual suspects were out and about.

The ambitious know-it-all from next door was standing out front spewing his opinions on how things should be ( i.e. mostly rat politics)...there were several arguments over parkling spaces...the thin, tall guy I suspect gets into some wacky weed and his short, weight challanged wife were using a pruning saw and trying to take down several really large limbs on a 50 ft tall oak tree,...the limbs were falling on the cable and telephone lines and he was just yanking at them the result being several more arguments as several houses lost service...a new neighbor - I think she's an exotic dancer - was out in skimpys and at least providing some eye candy...and last but not least another fellow up the street was walking his pet 4 foot long aligator and hitting on the girl I suspect is an exotic dancer.

I kid you not...another Pleasant Valley Sunday.

My youngest son eventually got out os bed (to be fair he'd been up VERY late with me at work the night before) and gave me a really nice t-shirt with several pics of Harleys on it. Then I fired up the gas powered weed wacker that was an advance FD gift. Sadly the carb seems out of adjustment - that's what customer service claims - so I couldn't use it and I ended up back on the front porch just sitting and watching the parade of silly neighbors.

Wife's uncle is in the hospital and she had several errancds so she left pretty early, youngest son was playing at church with my son-in-law, and my oldest son and daughter had to work so pretty much the rest of the day I was on my own.

Sat on the porch or in the garden, listened to Glenn Beck and Shawn Hannity reruns and news on the radio, cracked a few brews, annoyed the neighbors with a few old country western songs on my guitar, made a couple burgers and enjoyed the near 90 degree weather.

All in all it was pretty good Fathers Day for me. Hope everyone else had as good a time as I did.

prisoner6

46 posted on 06/18/2006 9:45:18 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: carlo3b
Thanks!

I have 5 kids and 6 grandkids!

All my children have commented on my aging mental acuity.

They tell me how much smarter I seem now then when they were teenagers.
47 posted on 06/19/2006 3:33:31 PM PDT by KDD (A wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse.)
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To: carlo3b; All

Happy Father’s Day


48 posted on 06/17/2007 7:14:53 AM PDT by firewalk
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