I'm a lot like you Dad. Or maybe not.

I’m still lucky enough to have my Dad among the living. He’s closer to 100 years old then he is to 90. And I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in many ways. If you’re wondering at what age do we start showing signs we’re becoming our Fathers, of course there’s a survey about that. And the answer is 37.  Plus two-thirds of the people in the poll ‘feel more like their Father with every passing year’. Lots more info from The New York Post.

Looking over the list of traits we got from our Dads, I must be an exception. Neither of us take or took grilling very seriously, that’s the #1 similarity on the list. But at #2, is repair things instead of buy them new. My Dad took apart the engine in his first car, just to see how it worked. And he put it back together properly too. I have never even owned a used car, forget about fixing anything car related. Go ahead, pop the hood. In a pop quiz I couldn’t tell you the what part is what, no way, no how.

Other items they say we follow our Father’s lead are falling asleep on the couch with the game on. I don’t think I ever saw my Dad fall asleep on the couch. Me, that’s another story. He never liked it when people touched the thermostat. I figure if you are messing with the temperature, you must be too warm or too cold. My Dad used to finish what was on everyone else’s plate. I can’t imagine doing something like that.

We’re different Dad. But I love you, thank you for all you've done for me, and wish you a happy healthy day, even though I can’t be there in person to wish you a Happy Farters Day..

Scott and his Dad

Happy Father's Day to all.

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