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Big Mike

Monday, November 10th 2008 by Pat

I think my dad is probably the most deservedly happy man I know. He’s friendly, gracious, mischievous, and full of love.

Yesterday was the old man’s 59th birthday and his snowy beard was full of grins and chocolate cake.

Dad’s been getting crafty in his old age. I jumped in the car with him a few weeks back and he proudly announced that he’d just finished crocheting a hat. I’ve known him my entire life and he can still surprise me with a lumpy little hat as proof of his efforts.

He’s also knocked together a cluttered painting nook in the basement of his house where he’s imagined some beautiful landscapes, a handful of portraits, some whimsical jellyfish and a babe on a piano.

It’s because of my dad’s unwavering support and encouragement that I don’t ever do anything that makes much sense. He’s given me license to be happy.

4 Responses to “Big Mike”

  1. sarah says:

    lovely tribute–and a nose!

  2. bob says:

    Dude, not to sound gay, but I tottaly love your dad.

  3. LilSis says:

    Did I send you the picture of Brooklynn with Dad’s hat on?

  4. Abby says:

    Perfect. Captured. Mike IS a truly happy-go-lucky guy…thanks for sharing.