Skip to comments.HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
Posted on 06/18/2006 10:22:35 AM PDT by carlo3b
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:
Now, there is something for all red-blooded men to aspire .. a donor ..a SIRE... :(
Pronunciation: 'fä-[th]&r, 'f[a']-
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!!!
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
To all FReeper dads..
I was just thinking, "Where's the Father's Day thread?" :)
Thank Our Lord for all the wonderful FATHERS everywhere.
< /sarcasm >
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.
Happy Father's Day to all our dads and to all the hero dads fighting for our freedom.
God bless you and I thank you Carlo!!! You are one of the nicest, kindest and most considerate members of FR!!!
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.
Happy Father's Day!
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.
Happy Fathers' Day, Dads!
And to my own, thanks, Dad...you're my hero!
Bless all you FReeper daddys! I appreciate all you wonderful and loving fathers out there. For all you do, this *hug*'s for you! :)
Happy fathers day to Huey Lewis, who may or may not be my father.
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!
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...
Happy Father's Day, FReeper dads! (and lurker dads, too!)
In loving memory of my dad, looking down at me from heaven.
I sort of like the "source" definition. That's what the kids and grandkids believe anyway. :)
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!
Happy Father's Day to all you GOOD fathers out there.
To my own father, I wish you nothing.
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.
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....
A Special HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
to the Father of this Fabulous Forum!
Happy Father's Day!
I want to surprise my husband with the best ever chili! . Do you have a recipe?
Thanks carlo3b. Same to you, and to all the fathers and dads everywhere.
Greatest blessing of my life is my wife who made it possible for me to be a Dad. Thanks, Honey!
...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.
Texas Red Hot Chocolate Chili
Don't laugh.. this is realllly goodIn 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.
- 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
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!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.
- 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)
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.
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)
Happy Father's Day to all of our Freeper Dads!!
Happy Father's Day to all of you men out there in freeperland! Love you all! Hugs!
Thanks, Carlo. And a happy one to you too.
GOD BLESS DAD'S EVERYWHERE!
Let's not forget God is our Abba, "Daddy" Father, too.
Happy Father's Day :-)
Tanks! Has the duck flown the coop?
Duck flew the coop a few hours ago.
OK. Happy sister day! Time to shut down the thinker. Adios Sis!
Good Night and God Bless, Bro :-)
mark for that bean chocolate chili. Making that tomorrow. Love you, man.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY bump!
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.
Happy Father’s Day