Happy Father's Day

Father's Day is the 3rd Sunday of June

[update::2013.06.16] I turned 56 a couple of weeks ago and my dad turns 86 in a few days.

Journey through the past...

   Truman to Jerry: I need to go see a man about a dog.
   Jerry: Boring!

If I was in Joliet today...

   Truman to Gerald: I need to go see a man about a dog.
   Gerald: Yes!

"One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters." -- George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

"Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected." -- Red Buttons

"My father considered a walk among the mountains [corn fields] as the equivalent of church going." -- Aldous Huxley


I extend a huge THANKS to my dad--Truman Thurman--who lives in Joliet, Illinois. Truman was a good dad, but I have always called him Truman and he never gets a Happy Father's Day card from me. I was lucky that Truman took me out into corn fields when I was a kid; it was torture for me back then, but I have since learned that those trips were precious.


I'm a dad and father of Bree and Tyler. My kids were born during the early 1980s in Columbus, Ohio. I've enjoyed being a dad, but I'm not sure I have been a good father. Who knows? Bottom line: Being a parent is not easy and I was lucky that both Bree and Tyler have been such good kids.


I became a grandpa during July of 2009. We have enjoyed having Brenna and Hayden in our lives.


I typed this on Father's Day 2012 and I'm happy to report that my dad is alive and kicking. I'm a lucky man to be able to pick up the phone and give him a call.


Truman died at the age of 89 during the summer of 2016. Truman's Collection of Advertising Stuff is being posted to Facebook.

When was the 1st Father's Day?   19 June 1910