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June 20, 2004


Happy Father's Day, you guys.


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dave, do you know the words to snoopy vs. the red baron?

And to you too, Dave!

(by The Royal Guardsmen)

After the turn of the century
In the clear blue skies over Germany
Came a roar and a thunder men had never heard
Like the scream and the sound of a big war bird

Up in the sky, a man in a plane
Baron von Richthofen was his name
Eighty men tried, and eighty men died
Now they're buried together on the countryside

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' out the score
Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree
Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany

In the nick of time, a hero arose
A funny-looking dog with a big black nose
He flew into the sky to seek revenge
But the Baron shot him down--"Curses, foiled again!"


Now, Snoopy had sworn that he'd get that man
So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan
He challenged the German to a real dogfight
While the Baron was laughing, he got him in his sight

That Bloody Red Baron was in a fix
He'd tried everything, but he'd run out of tricks
Snoopy fired once, and he fired twice
And that Bloody Red Baron went spinning out of sight



Happy Father's Day to Dave and all of the fathers here.

Happy Father's Day to you, too, Dave.

I got a big honkin' grill...(outdoor kitchen actually)...beats the #@$% out of a tie...

Happy Father's day to all you other fathers...( and the ones who don't know they are > )

Thank you Eric 'Pops' Clapton for those immortal words of the Royal Guardsmen. Sorry about Blackie.

Dave, dave...is that u.

Happy Father's Day to the fathers, and also to the mothers who are doing both jobs solo.

Now why Snoopy v. the Red Baron? We getting some Red Baron pizza tonight? What up w/dat?

waxwing: ditto. What does Snoopy or the Red Baron have to do with Father's Day?

As a non father let me just say all the best to all of you fathers out there. Glad to see Dave got to sleep late this morning.

Dave, what did Sophie get you for Father's Day? I guess she's not quite up to making little clay ashtrays yet.. is she going to let you take her out for pizza tonight? What a sweetie! Mine is 14. Trust me when I advise you to NOT let Sophie turn 14. Pray that she goes from 5 to 25 overnight. Or just stays 5. Anything but 14.

Hey, that reminds me of 13 going on 30... that weird movie.

Happy Father's Day to all you Dave Fans, and especially to Dave himself. Knock yourself out today, Dave, and take TWO naps.


Happy Father's Day, Dave -- and all the rest of you daddies out there!

(I called mine and he was taking a nap in his recliner. The nerve!)

My father called ME yesterday because they were going to a casino for a couple of days. My parents have become gambling fools (on a cheap level, understand) since they retired to Arizona.

The city park had free boat rentals on the lake for fathers, so I took me wee rapscallions out in a canoe. It was a full day o' practice for the upcoming Talk Like A Pirate Day as we bore down on all the other boaters on the lake - mostly landlubbin' paddle boat renters. Paddle boats, me hearties, can ye believe it? We would shoot past their bow and shout "Arrrrrr! Prepare to be boarded, ye scurvy barnacles!" Our reptuation as the terror o' the high lakes spread quickly and people all along the shore exhibited the respect and honor befitting our role, as evidenced by all the pointing and laughing they did.


Now how 'bout the words to the sequel? I think it was "Snoopy's Christmas."

Damn it, blogger hates me. Anyone eccentric enough to follow that last link would have to scroll all the way down to the entry of Monday, January 19, 2004 to see the relevant post. One of my favorite posts ever, and I can't even figure out how to link directly to it.

I got a tie.

A quick Dad story: To celebrate his 80th birthday 2 years ago, Dad went canoeing down the Dismal River, a small but very deep swift river in the Sandhills of Nebraska. There were places where they had to portage around waterfalls, etc. Not a lot of 80-year-olds do this.

I talked to him yesterday and mentioned that Bush 41 had gone sky diving for his birthday. Unimpressed, he asked, "Did he shoot the rapids on the Dismal?"

From Dau I got an old soup can decorated with various items glued to it - bowtie pasta, a penny, buttons, beans, paperclips, etc etc.
My son gave me a rock decorated with glitter glue.


kj: good for him. My father is making himself an 80th birthday party in September... in Arizona... where it's 137 degrees. Oh well, he's really into it. He's even writing his own testimonials for my cousin to read!

Jamester: my mother still has a jar I painted for her in 1st grade, and that's about 50 years ago! My youngest sister was jealous and almost broke it once... and she was an adult at the time!

Jeff, your sister has bitched to me about "Jeffie and that precious JAR" several times...

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