Friday, January 04, 2008


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,

weed wackin,

parts chasin,

cowboy boots wearin,

super cool Dad!


Marni said...

Happy birthday, Hick Dad!!!!

Real Live Lesbian said...

What a great tribute and wonderful advice! Happy Birthday Hick Daddy!

Balloon Pirate said...

happy birthday mister heidi's dad!

great tribute. makes me miss my own dad.


CindyDianne said...

Happy Birfday Heidi's Dad!!!

(I love that photo of him in the bathtub)

Heidi the Hick said...

I am very lucky...that I still have both my parents. I appreciate them so much!

Biddie said...

That was awesome, Heidi!
Happy Birthday Heidi's Dad/Sally's Husband!

dilling said...

Happy Birthday, Mister Heidi's Dad.

Tod said...

Happy Birthday to Heidi's dad!

rain said...

happy birthday, mr. super cool.

A Paperback Writer said...

Lesbian-- "Hicky Daddy" I like it! Good one!
Three cheers for the Hick Daddy!
Heidi, this is a cute tribute.
I'm lucky to have both my parents, too. (My dad's 83.)

On a side note, in the grocery store this evening I saw the first boxes of Valetines. I thought of you while picking up the Pirates of the Caribbean box. :)

coffeypot said...

Great Tribute, Miss Hick. I have to call everyone and remind them when I have one. But Happy Birthday, Mr. Hick… (I can’t call him Chick like yours. It does rime, but it isn’t right. How ‘bout Hick Dick? That okay?) HBD, HD.

Val Cox said...

a great post...and not a single photo his face. lol! Val

Heidi the Hick said...

Ah the elusive Hick Dad...

It's just my No Faces Rule! My folks are very private people and I have to respect that. Even these photos make me feel like I've shown too much of their lives.

But...the wallet on a chain! He rocks it like those mallpunks can't even imagine. I'm just sayin.


Happy Birthday Dad!!!!

Soz you don't look too good though...

well? what? You said 'one of them does' and Keef looks magic!

Anita said...

Woo Hoo! Happy Birthday Heidi's dad!! You gotta be cool to get a great tribute like that from such a cool daughter... :D

captain corky said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, Heidi.

terry said...

awwww.... so sweet.

happy birthday, hick daddy!

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Holly Kennedy said...

Let me try this again (waaaaay too much sleep last nigth and not enough java this a.m.)

Love the photo of the bathtub best.
Happy birthday to your dad.
Happy New Year, too!