Happy (belated) Birthday, Dad!
by Steve Mitchell
All day yesterday I’d think to myself, Oh, Self, it’s Dad’s birthday. I’ve got to wish him a happy birthday. And then I’d get sidetracked and forget.
I don’t normally go on all sentimental to my dad. I think the only person more uncomfortable than me carrying on about my dad would be him listening to me carry on.
But, I should put it on the record. He’s one of the good guys. He’s a good, good guy.
Oh, sure, he’s not an angel. He can be ornery and mischievous and cranky, and I learned some of my best curse words from him.
But, I always felt safe. And I’ve never seen him take unfair advantage. I’ve never heard him speak a bigoted word. I’ve never seen him lie or steal or cheat.
He really is one of the good guys.
I hope your birthday was a good one, Dad. I love you.