MIA but FOUND AGAIN – My Dad

Anyone seen my Dad?

I know I have one.

He is a tall guy but on the shrink.

He has grey hair because he is moving on through his 70’s.

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He wears moleskin jeans and has shiny boots. Sometimes he wears a Stetson.

He likes his collar up, pastel jumpers and ‘Mr Pink’ handkerchiefs.

He is bossy and sarcastic and always right.

He drives a flash car, likes a gin and tonic, a red wine or a rum. He is best when not having a scotch.

He eats about twice a week, is as skinny as they come, has a crook back and lives in Robe.

He is married to my step mother but she can’t live with him because she had a stroke. She lives in Adelaide and he visits often. I believe.

He owns a dog called Woolly Woofta.

Political correctness is not his strength.

No SHAME! Stitches out at a netball carnival.

No SHAME! Stitches out at a netball carnival.

He has got a few kids. Half he doesn’t like. Neither do I, so we agree on that.                  

Here are 4 of the kids.  4-2= that's who he likes. Could have been a more comfy surfboard ride if he disliked them back then.

Here are 4 of the kids.
4-2= that’s who he likes. Could have been a more comfy surfboard ride if he disliked them back then. There is a 5th kid. So it is 5-2=3. Still a more comfy ride on the surfboard.

He has been my dad for 50 years. Well maybe 40. He forgot for a little while.

He made me ride a horse at this age!

He made me ride a horse at this age!

He taught me about riding horses and swimming and rounding up cattle and he even tried to teach me water skiing. I did water ski but perhaps it wasn’t one of those skills I excelled at.

He was a sportsman and liked jumping things. I think he was a state high jumper when he was at school. He also twirled this baton. I’m not sure why!

Must have been a cool thing to do?

Must have been a cool thing to do?

He likes barbecues and gardening.

He was a livestock buyer and a farmer and allergic to sheep, horses and cattle.

He had polio as a teen and one leg is shorter than the other so he has an odd walk, I copied it. Thanks dad.

So now you have a profile.

And just as I was about to ask you all to keep an eye out for him, I had one more attempt at getting him on the phone for Father’s Day…

‘Im watching the bloody footy Rach with a mate who is having a red and I’m having a beer. Your sister rang earlier from somewhere up north, your brother sent a text and I love the pressies you posted – same as last year darl!’

Yes the presents were the same as last year – NONE!

I explained that to buy him a present would shock him, to shock him may mean death. ‘It’s your age you know dad!’

…I’m sure I am not the only one with a family that easily slips into the category of disfunctional!!