Sunday, June 17, 2012
A FEW THOUGHTS ON FATHER’S DAY + A FEW FINAL CANDID WEDDING PHOTOS
JUST OFFSHORE FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON’S DEER PARK LODGE WEDDING BEACH
Luckily I remembered to close the Motorhome door, put the windows up on the Jeep, slip the Motorcycle into the car port & close both shed doors. With a rumble, the rains came tumbling into our area in the wee hours of morning. I always enjoy listening to the outside plant life giggling their thankful appreciation when that happens:))
SPOTTED THIS VINTAGE MGA IN BAYFIELD TODAY…RIGHT DOWN TO THE COLOR IT LOOKS VERY SIMILAR TO THE 1956 AUSTIN HEALY I HAD BACK IN THE LATE 60’S
With threatening skies & sporadic rain showers moving through the area I decided to forego my Sunday morning bike ride. The back country gravel roads were going to be too wet anyway I wasn't too enthusiastic about getting the motorcycle all muddied up anyway. Pheebs & I Jeeped ourselves up to Goderich for some groceries & split a roast beef sandwich from the Supermarket Deli. After picking out the yukky pickles first that is.
AND THIS IS WHAT SATURDAY’S WEDDING TENT LOOKED LIKE WITH FURNITURE IN IT
Way back in the 80's I recorded myself a whole pile of music from CD's to cassette tape. Didn't have a CD player back in those days but I did have several Cassette Players. I still listen to those tapes every day in the morning. A Boombox sits in our washroom & while I am in the shower I have the likes of, Hagood Hardy, Stephane Grapelli, Blue Guitar, George Shearing, Segovia, Wes Montgomery, Hoagy Carmichael, George Winston, Will Ackerman, Dan Gibson, Manheim Steamroller, Pat Metheny, Glen Miller, Alex DeGrassi, Michael Hedges, Japanese Melodies, Lee Ritenour, Mark Knopfler, Phil Coulter, Larry Carlton, Radio Days, Alan Stivel, Celtic Memories, Andreas Vollenweider, Coyote Oldman & Steven Halpern just to mention a fraction of my cassette library. You may notice a common thread running through the majority of this music. All but a few are instrumentals.
DEFINITELY NO KIDS AT THE WEDDING, BUT THERE WERE A COUPLE DOGS:))
Here on the computer, my daily music comes from SOMA FM & it is the ‘Groove Salad’ station that I am always plugged into. No commercials, just one great piece of modern instrumental music after another. I love electronic music because it is so innovative & chalked full of quality, imagination & inspiration. Constantly playing through our living room stereo system via cable television is a channel called, The Chill Lounge. Again, no jarring noise here, just non-stop cutting edge inventive new age type music.
SHOES OPTIONAL AT THIS WEDDING
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER,VIDEOGRAPHERS & MUSICIANS AT WORK… LIKED THE PINK TIE & SHORTS IDEA:))
In the Jeep & in the Motorhome we have SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. I dumped agonizing commercial radio years ago & have never looked back. Don’t care how much it costs because I am happy to pay the annual fee to be surrounded by the type of music I prefer & love so much. There are many great channels on Sirius but the two I prefer are, 068 ‘The Spa’ & 004 or ‘Forties At Four.’ The latter is Big Band Music. Another one of my favorites. Yes, & on occasion I still trot out my library collection of old Fav’s including Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Santana, Emerson-Lake & Palmer, Pink Floyd, America, The Eagles, & Creedence Clearwater Revival just to name a very few again. Oh, & how about the Bee Gee’s Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Could go on forever with music preferences but I think that is about enough music talk for another day. Music is one of my all time favorite things so I do get a little carried away sometimes talking about it…….:))
MAYBE JUST A LAST FEW MINUTES OF NERVOUS ANXIETY HERE
A LAST HUG FROM DAD & THEN IT WAS DOWN THE AISLE
AND THEN IT WAS ALL OVER
AND PERHAPS A LITTLE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE WITH
And, just a few words about Father’s Day. I never did get to know my Father real well. My Mother & Dad were divorced when I was about 6. My Dad & I did manage to spend a little time together over the years & I probably saw more of him in the final few months of his life than in all the 48 years before that. My own Son is over 40 now but I never went through the Fathering process with him. His Mother & I were never a part of his growing up years & the folks that did bring him up turned out to be excellent parents. They did far more for him than his Mother or I could have. His Mother & I were a product of the turbulent times in the late 60’s, So, Fathers Day is always a void. Doesn’t bother me but I do realize I might have ended up a much different person had I had the experience of not only having a Father, but being a Father as well. It’s just one of those things in life that turned out to be the way it is…………
FELLOW BLOGGER JUDY SOMETIMES WRAPS HER BLOG POST UP WITH A ‘THE END’ PHOTO, SO FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, I HAVE DECIDED TO DO THE SAME THING HERE…NICE FIRST TIME I’D SAY:))
Today, Father’s Day is much different than back in the 1900’s. Fathers didn't have it nearly as good as fathers of today, but they did have a few advantages:
In 1900, fathers prayed their children would learn English.
Today, fathers pray their children will speak English.
In 1900, a father's horsepower meant his horses.
Today, it's the size of his SUV.
In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's head, he was a success.
Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that's just the vacation home.
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 the iPhones camera is working.
In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons.
Today, kids wouldn't touch Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.
In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business.
Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and program the TV remote.
In 1900, fathers pined for old country Romania, Italy, or Russia.
Today, fathers pine for old country Hank Williams.
In 1900, a father smoked a pipe.
If he tries that today, he gets sent outside after a lecture on lip cancer.
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 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."
In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream.
Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and shout, "WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE.."
In 1900, a father gave a pencil box for Christmas, and the kid was all smiles.
Today, a father spends $800 at Toys 'R' Us, and the kid screams: "I wanted an iPad!"
In 1900, if a father had breakfast in bed, it was eggs and bacon and ham and potatoes.
Today, it's Special K, soy milk, dry toast and a lecture on cholesterol.
In 1900, a Father's Day gift would be a hand tool.
Today, he'll get a Smart Phone.
In 1900, fathers said, "A man's home is his castle."
Today, they say, "Welcome to the money pit."
In 1900, a happy meal was when Father shared funny stories around the table.
Today, a happy meal is what Dad buys at McDonald's.
In 1900, a father was involved if he spanked the kid now and then.
Today, a father's involved only if he coaches Little League and organizes Boy Scouts and car pools.
In 1900, when fathers entered the room, children often rose to attention.
Today, kids glance up and grunt, "Dad, you're invading my space."
In 1900, fathers threatened their daughters suiters with shotguns if the girl came home late.
Today, fathers break the ice by saying, "So...how long have you had that earring?"
In 1900, fathers were never truly appreciated.
In 2012, fathers are never truly appreciated.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.