I saw a quote posted by a good friend on Facebook this past week from Dr. Seuss that is so apropos for this short story: "Don't cry because it's over... Smile because it happened." Wow!!! How sweet is this quote? I'm smiling!!!
I am the father myself of two amazing sons, one now 32 years old, and just recently a father himself for the first time. The other, now 20, has said he wants to have "a basketball team (5)." I told him to hang on... that he might want to consult with his future bride on a number. She might only want "a tennis match (2)" or maybe just "a golfer (1)." I am truly blessed by these two guys and could not be any more proud of the men they have become. They both bring lots of smiles. And then, well, there are the step-kids that number
|My oldest Son, Justin, and his new "little man"|
|My 2nd Son, Shane|
|My Dad & Justin around 1981|
|My Dad & Shane, 2 months before he passed|
|A proud Dad & his two sons (The 3 Amigos)|
Recipe's: This week, although simple, one of my Dad's favorite meals to cook was breakfast and he was a master at milk or cream gravy (I wish I had learned that from him, it was awesome). But, on the weekends, he would cook scrambled eggs, biscuit's with cream gravy, real bacon, and serve it with some cold milk... and you just had to cover those eggs with that gravy as well. I remember it like it was yesterday. Yummm... And to top it off, my Mom used to make a Pound Cake that my Dad loved and it is absolutely my favorite cake. Donna has the recipe, has made it several times for me and quite simply, it is amazing!!! If you like, we are sharing the recipe and it can be found here.
|Our "little" Wine Corner: Hard to keep it full... :-)|
Music: I love Smooth Jazz and one of my favorite bands features a "funky groove" kind of jazz that is a little different than say, Rick Braun or Chris Botti, both of which I love for their own particular trumpet style. But I would suggest you check these guys out and enjoy Down To The Bone. One of my fave's is their track: Brooklyn Heights
Market Watch: Now a month into going Public, Facebook opened this morning above 28 and for the first time, is actually showing some life, now down just under 10 points.
The End: Last Weeks post, Having Fun, generated more page views than the previous two by one third. So, we're building each week and I just want to say thank you and how much I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to check out Slu's World. I'm truly having a blast putting these together each week. Have a great Father's Day weekend. Be sure and scroll down for the extras...
Be safe, be smart, and always smile... It's "Happy Friday"