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My Dad Needs A Blog

31st March 2013

I’ve been trying to get my Dad to start a blog for awhile now.  Or at least guest-post on here.

Dad needs to blog for lots of reasons.  The main one being, dude is too verbose for Facebook.  Today, he posted this:

32 years ago today – 31.03.81 @ 12:50 local time in Dallas, Texas – life changed forever. It was the happiest day of my life. After two weeks of very early and difficult labour, my wife and I finally made into the delivery room for a C-Section. It’s a girl, the doctors said. For a fleeting moment I was slightly disappointed; I thought I had wanted a boy. A few moments later, a nurse said, “Well, Dad, you’re going to be doing a lot of this so you better get used to it,” as she handed me a tiny 3lb 12oz wrinkled bundle of pure love, joy, beauty and peace named Lorna Karen Duff. She looked like a wee organ grinder’s monkey because she had a tiny Dixie Cup taped askew on her head to keep her from pulling out her IV and she fit quite snugly into my left hand. We were bonded together instantly and I really, truly believed that even then, in those very first moments, we understood one another completely. 32 years later I still do.

That little Read More… line that showed up on his post made me cry.  Because that’s me.  And that’s my Dad.

He needs a blog, right?  How many of you would read it?

My Dad, sometime before I showed up.  We have the same happy face.

My Dad, sometime before I showed up. We have the same happy face.

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  • Reply Karen 31st March 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Count me in.

  • Reply Heather 31st March 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I would read; he has me near tears already.
    Hope your birthday was great! (And also Happy Easter)

  • Reply urbannight 31st March 2013 at 2:38 pm

    As much as you mention him, as interesting as you make him sound, I think he would have a ready-made readership, or at least a start, with those that read your blog.

  • Reply Martha Goudey 31st March 2013 at 3:41 pm

    You are so very fortunate to have a dad such as yours, whether or not he writes a blog. But certainly, if he can write like that, yes, a blog!!

  • Reply beth tortorelli 31st March 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Very Happy Birthday and I would definitely read a blog by your dad! You should both be proud!

  • Reply Karin 31st March 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I would SO read it. I love his sentimentality and memories of the past. Get on, John!

  • Reply aprobertsstories 1st April 2013 at 2:38 am

    I would agree that he should start a blog. I know at least 15 people who would probably read it based off of his writing style alone.

  • Reply harperfaulkner 1st April 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I’ll read anyone that has Dixie cup and monkey in the same story! Encourage him! HF

  • Reply Marjory 1st April 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for posting that photo – that’s the boy I remember. And you’re right about him needing to start a blog. He never uses five words when fifty, or five hundred will do the trick!

  • Reply Sundry 2nd April 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I’m so there!

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