Happy Father’s Day, George.
Jeff, thanks! Diane is taking me out to brunch at a new restaurant called “Breakin’ Eggs.” As you might suspect, they specialize in delicious omelets. Then we’re going to see LATE NIGHT.
Happy Father’s Day, to you George and all the fathers out there. Neither my Dad nor my father-in-law is still with us, but I miss them and remember them especially today. For Father’s Day, we’re doing an Indian-Italian fusion for dinner: samosas with chutney, grilled paneer, raita (cucumber & tomato salad in cumin-infused yogurt), and naan bread, paired with braised lamb shanks (done in an Italian style with lots of red wine, rosemary, thyme, and tomatoes in the braiding liquid) served with basmati rice. Then we’re making homemade raspberry gelato for dessert—we prepared the custard yesterday and it was amazing! Can’t wait for the final product!
Yum! GMTA, Deb. We’re having Indian food today too, though in a restaurant. Jackie refused to go to our favorite place because they got a barely passing “C” rating on their most recent health inspection, but after a re-inspection they got an “A” so we’re there today. Those lamb shanks sound delicious. We’re having a combination of chicken and shrimp tikkas, rice and naan, and maybe an onion bhajee appetizer.
Happy Father’s Day to John.
Jeff, we dined with friends at one of Diane’s favorite Italian restaurants, Campabello’s. Diane had broccoli and oil on penne, I had Fettuccine Alfredo with mushrooms, broccoli, and shrimp. We finished the evening off with a stop at Dairy Queen.
Deb, Happy Father’s Day to John. What a feast you’re planning! I’m a big fan of basmati rice because it’s so versatile and relatively low-carb. It’s a rainy day up here and coolish–60 degrees–so I suspect most Father’s Day activities will be indoors.
Any time is a Marvel-ous time to be a father, George.
Jerry, Happy Father’s Day to you, too! We’re looking forward to the next SPIDER-MAN movie opening in a couple of weeks.
Happy Father’s Day George, hope you have a wonderful day.
Non-day for me, as I chose to not have children, thus lowering the world’s carbon footprint, population, food stress and climate problems. There are ought to be a Day for those who chose to be Non-Parents, not just days for Fathers and Mothers. Just sayin’
Rick, thanks for your kind good wishes. We have a number of friends who never married or married and chose not to have children. Different strokes for different folks.
Happy FD to all the paters out there! Be proud of your good work, or try to do better!
Aside from the greeting card and restaurant industries encouragement, parents’ days are a good excuse to let the kids do something extra along with what goes on birthdays and the feast holidays…I, too, have chosen to be a non-parent so far because I really didn’t think I was best-suited to father a kid…so the blood, sweat, toil and tears, and the simple and complex joys, of parenting have been not my privilege nor responsibility. Keeping cats, one of the various sorts parenting lite, and sheltering a troubled kid for family friends for a month (with Alice) have been the closest approaches. I’m not sure my father can remember who I am at this point; he has had some difficulty in our phone conversations of sorts.
But enough of this…enjoy your days, folks!
Todd, Special dates like Father’s Day/Mother’s Day always cause me to reflect on my Life and Happiness. I could not be in the wonderful situation I’m in right now without the help and encouragement of my parents. I, too, doubted if I would be good parent material. It was my wife’s confidence in me that made that decision possible. I’ve tried to be the best parent I’m capable of and I continue to give Patrick and Katie all the love and wisdom I have for them.
Then you are doing the job, George! Good work.
Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers out there!
In Germany and Hungary there is no official Father’s Day – but in Germany “Fronleichnahm” i e Corpus Christi (which is a holiday, everything’s closed) is considered inofficially for this – on this day groups of men (not only fathers) party , often somewhere near a forest, with a small cart containig a keg of beer and a grill to make l sausages e g.
It’s (in)famous for many men’s problems in getting home again – after maybe having six or eight pints of beer … 🙂
Wolf, no beer for me. I’ll imbibe with my daily glass of red wine (Doctor’s orders!).
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