Monday, December 29, 2014

For What It's Worth II

Many years back when the kids were little, our black lab, Holly, ran off and was lost for a few days. We put a "Lost Dog" sign on Collister Road after a couple days. The phone rang one evening and one of the kids answered it. A lady had called and had seen our sign, and, she had also seen a sign in the neighborhood from someone who had found a black lab. The lady on the phone explained seeing the 2 signs and wondered if the found dog could be our dog. To which my child said, "It can't be our dog, our dog's lost".  I took the phone and called the other number and went and got our dog.


Quote for the day:

"Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could... adopted a role called 'Being a Father' so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life." -Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

This is very true as I watched my mother die and as I watch my father age. I once heard it explained that the human spirit doesn't age. It changes due to experiences, but you feel young at heart as your body ages


  1. hey mr yogi, don't ruin my perception of my father. :) and was this the blog you had all your quotes on the side?

  2. you mean that wimpy bear?

    no, putting in at the take out has all the quotes on the side