Sunday, 17 June 2012

My Dad Told Me

Sometimes when I think about what I'm going to write on a page I have it all planned out. It has a beginning and an end. Sometimes it knows where it's going to start, but not where it mght finish. And sometimes I write some stuff down, in a scribble, just when it comes to me, and it has no page at all.

My Dad Told Me

- My Dad told me that when he lived in Africa he knew a man who could grow blue bananas.

- My Dad told me that Bilbo Baggins lived on the other side of our road, through the hawthorn hedge, across the field and turn left at the big tree.

- My Dad told me that when his Mum had icecream for the first time she wanted to put it in the oven to take the chill off it for the children.

- My Dad told me that compromise was worth it and that treating everyone the way you wanted to be treated yourself was the right thing to do.

and my Dad told me that learning to drive would be one of the greatest adventures of my life


So I'm packing a picnic and his Grandson will be driving us to the seaside today for a Father's Day celebration. The rain is on, but the boys aren't complaining, so the girls won't either.

Lots of guesses on Friday's post on who said what. I loved Rinda's suggestion that The (Not) So Small One had said them all; and I wish I could say that was true. But the answers are - The Tall One wanted his money back; The Accountant thought he was about to topple; The (Not) So Small One wanted to shop; and I felt a burning desire to sort out the damp problem It's what I do.

28 comments:

Wanda said...

Dads do usually have really good advice and, as you show, the things they say tend to stick with us. Thanks for sharing these today. I hope your Father's Day celebration is fun for everyone.

Amy said...

Ooh, how exciting, TTO in charge of the day trip!

The ice cream comment is exactly what my Nana would have said!

Missus Wookie said...

I think that's a page right there :) Have a wonderful day at the beach - it sounds like a good thing to do!

Karen said...

Happy Father's Day! It was just a great post for today, and I love that photo. Hope the picnic wasn't rained out. We're headed for the lake for our Father's Day dinner, but the weather is supposed to be hot and humid.

Kirsty.a said...

Great memories. Definitely worth a page

Chipper said...

Enjoy your Fathers Day with the men in your life! Father's Day down under isn't until September.

S said...

Enjoy your Father's Day. I just finished my post for today and enjoyed a too short rain shower while I was writing. We need the rain!

S said...

I should add that we need the rain so that the Dad in this house won't feel the need to water the flowers on Father's Day.

Louise said...

a lovely post for fathers day - enjoy your day....x

Karen said...

What a splendid post Sian and I have to agree with your dad - learning to drive is a great adventure and the biggest key to independence possible. A couple of years ago I had a car that was very heavy on fuel and because I had to think very carefully how far I drove I really felt trapped.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great Father's Day post!

Ruth said...

A fabulous post for Father's Day. I'm sure TTO was calm personified behind the wheel ...

heart.hearth.home. said...

What a wonderful precious glimpse into life with your Dad. And a fabulous photograph too.
It is exciting, though nerve wracking too, when your children start driving you around. Hope it was a great Father's Day trip to the seaside.

Carmen said...

Loved this post. My Dad still tells such tall tales and wonders why we never believe a word he says. Love your Dads words of wisdom though :)

Jennifer said...

A lovely photo and wonderful memories of your father. :)

Abi said...

beautiful post! Enjoy your fathers day xx

Denise said...

A great post Sian, and I hope you all enjoyed your chauferred trip!

debs14 said...

What a wise man your dad was, and quite a character I should imagine - blue bananas indeed! A lovely post for Father's Day.

Alison said...

Great Father's Day post Sian...hope you enjoyed your picnic!
Alison xx

Lisa-Jane said...

That is so true, we do sightsee in our own particular way, something to ponder there (again!) I love that picture of the camping lamp and I wish I could have taken something like that when we were away!

Alana said...

Lovely post today Sian. Here's to all the dads that we miss but still love. X

Clare said...

It sounds like your dad had some great words of wisdom as well as some tall tales! I hope the picnic was fun, we enjoyed a special picnic too and the sun just about kept shining for us!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Wonderful stories and lovely photograph!

Melissa said...

What wonderful things your dad told you. I doubt my Daddy would even know who Bilbo Baggins is! :>)

Beverly said...

Lovely post, Sian, your dad's words made me smile as did the menatl picture of the four of you off on your picnic in the rain.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Driving! Gulp!
I miss my dad on Father's Day, and I'm sure you do, too.
Hugs,
Rinda

Jo said...

I hope you had a lovely picnic x

Jennifer Grace said...

Ha ha, I like the ice cream comment!

Once, when I asked my hubby (way before he was my hubby) what snack he wanted as I was on my way to the kitchen, and he asked for a blue banana. He was joking, but I regarded it as a challenge, so I stripped a banana, coated it in blue food colouring, put it back in the skin, and took it to him. I'm not sure if he was impressed or a little worried about my craziness! It would have been a lot easier if I knew someone who grew blue bananas....!

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