My Dad is great. I don't get to see him as much as I would like because we live 4 hours apart, but we talk on the phone almost every day (sometimes 3-4 times a day). Dad raised us well. I'm not sure how he did it, but he had this odd way of keeping us in line. I was never "scared" of my dad like many sons talk about. I just never wanted to disappoint him. For example, he once told me that he really didn't care when I came home at night, but if I was out past 11:00 or 12:00, then chances are... I was up to no good. That weighed heavy on my mind as I was out running around the streets of Nashville at 10:00'ish.... I often came on home so that Dad did not have to worry. It's that type of relationship that we had... Here are some of the little things that I remember about hanging out with Pops...
-Cheering on DW on Sunday afternoons
-Swimming at the Elks Lodge and going to the Steam Room with "The guys"
-Catching Striper (Rock Fish) on Percy Priest Lake
-Deer Hunting at Land Between The Lakes (he use to make fun of me for shaking so much when I shot!)
-Dad popping my toes when I laid my feet across his lap. (I still do that today!)
-Numerous Titans games!!!
-Vandy Basketball games (I used a Turkey call to mess up the opponents free throws!)
-Working under a house when I worked for his Plumbing Company (it was hard work, but heck... I was hanging out with Pops and getting paid!)
I love yah Dad! I hope you are having a great Father's Day. I wish I could have been there. You are a GREAT dad and an even better Grandfather (P-Sam) to my boys.
You rock man!