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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Sunday, June 17, 2007

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Then and Now:
In 1900, fathers shook their children gently and whispered, "Wake up, it's time for school." Today, kids shake their fathers violently at 4 a.m., shouting: "Wake up, it's time for hockey practice."


In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived. Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure he knows how to use a video camera.

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table. Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball, Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at adult-ed, pizza in fridge."

Happy Father's Day to all the dads who selflessly work hard to provide such a great life for their families!

5 Comments:

Anonymous a dad said...

thanks, diana!

Sun Jun 17, 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous ...a new dad said...

It was my first official legal Fathers' Day with Andrew.Being in his life for the past two years, I have felt like a dad all along.
We had a nice lunch at The Office in Cranford.We then settled down to the Fathers' Day marathon on FX.
"Blackhawk Down","Three Kings" and
"Alien Vs. Predator" were the offerings. It was the longest I had sat still in months. It felt great to slow down.
I hope all you daddys had the same nice Fathers' Day!

Mon Jun 18, 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous dmc said...

I went to the cemetary yesterday and there was a couple next to us planting flowers at a grave, when I looked and read the stone, it was their 20 year old son. I really felt for them as the mom sat on the grass barefoot and the dad cleaned out some ivy.

Mon Jun 18, 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Jacob Morris said...

Guess there is no longer truth to the saying"It is a Man's World"!!!

Fri Jun 22, 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Jacob, we women "let" you guys believe "it's a Man's World" when it works to our advantage..that's our secret for harmony between the sexes and what makes us women...:}

Fri Jun 29, 12:40:00 PM  

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