Please join me to wish my Ol Man a big Happy Birthday!
He's the guy who taught me purtymuch everything I know.
Like, how to drive, when I was twelve. How to stay on a pony, when I was five. How to primer a car, when I was fourteen. How to yank a motor. You know, the important stuff.
I learned a lot about clothes from him. Dress according to the weather. Wear long johns. Cover your ears. Never wear jeans that don't fit right. If it's hot out, cut the sleeves off. Wear a belt even if you don't need it. Only wear logos on your clothes for stuff you like...unless you're just going to wear it to mix bondo.
Never wear your barn boots to town.
Coveralls in cold weather, overalls in warm weather. Never scrap a car with a V8 until you take the motor out.
And other essentials...
That an old barn needs constant and regular fixing.
That plants need water.
(And that the "hoodie" is a very practical and yes, stylish, article of clothing.)
That sometimes you have to take a little break.
HE'S 65 TODAY!!!!!!
Happy birthday to my car fixin,
cowboy boots wearin,
super cool Dad!