Saturday, June 30, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fathers’ Day Memories: Part III ~ …And Now My Version

As a sort-of homage to my Dad for Fathers’ Day, I have been presenting you with a story that is well known and well loved in my family since Saturday. On Saturday I started by giving the background and then yesterday I related the events of the story to you as Dad insists they actually happened.

But every story has two sides and each person has their own memory of events. Yesterday as is fitting for Fathers' Day, I related the story as I have heard it related MANY times by my Dad.

What follows is my recollection of the way it REALLY happened. While the key points are more-or-less the same, I think you will spot that Dad and I differ in some subtle ways that don’t really change the story that much. See if you can spot the differences…
Toast To Excess: It's National Splurge Day
Toast To Excess: It's National Splurge Day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fathers’ Day Memories: Part II ~ Dad Gets His Say

 Yesterday I began a story that I am offering as my homage to my father on Fathers’ Day. This story is a completely true story and is much loved and well traveled within my family. It has been around forever – well, since 1966 when it actually happened – and has suffered none in the retelling over the years.

Well, at least it has not aged badly. The thing is that my father and I differ greatly in a few of the key details of the story and in an attempt at fairness; I am going to present the story in the way that both of us remember it. In deference to my father, I am starting with his version. It is only right, given the day and all…

As you will recall from yesterday’s post, it is 1966 and my Mom, siblings, and pet daschund have all left for Minnesota and Dad and I are following a week later.
Father's Day

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fathers’ Day Memories: Part I ~ Introduction

If it is true that your early, formative years, define who you are for life, then I am in big trouble! I was a horrible kid. There is a specific strip from the old Bill Watterson comic strip Calvin and Hobbes that I have always remembered because it reminded me of myself as a kid. It shows the father in the strip walking out the door for work and getting in the car while the kid (Calvin) calls after him telling his dad all the fun things that he could be doing if he didn’t have t go to work. The father, all the while getting visible depressed. The strip ends with Calvin watching his dad drive off for the city in a foul mood and admitting “I’d hate to have a kid like me!”
Fudge Day

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Toys!

One of the few things I didn't like about traveling with my tablet was that there was no EASY way to keep up with my blog. I am trying-out the new Android Blogger app. It has a fell shortcomings that I have encountered thus far; it cannot (apparently) schedule for future posting. I have also read that it doesn't like to post articles with pictures. THAT would be a showstopper for me!

Wherever you are today I hope that you have some cool new toys to play with!

Don Bergquist - June 12, 2012 - Lakewood, Colorado, USA

Red Rose Day

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Public Service

I have great respect for anyone who willingly takes on a role of public service. It is a thankless job that puts you under a great deal of stress and has very little pay-off.

A Lovely Weekend Day

While walking the dog this morning, I noticed that the prairie dogs were unusually active. No wonder, it is a lovely day and they were out there just reveling in the lovely day that we are having here in Lakewood!