June 19, 2005

Grandad Phil

Grandad Phil
Originally uploaded by billyjoebob.
It's Father's Day in The USA today, Brambling. This is interesting from your perspective for one very important reason. There are, you see, significant portions of your family who hail from the United States, most particularly for the purposes of this portion of our narrative, your Grandad Phil.

When I think about the influence that your Grandad has had on me, I'm left primarily with a feeling of ... solidity. Of permanence. Of knowing that when I needed him, (and often before I knew it myself), he'd be there. This is, you'll admit, a good quality to have in a dad.

So, on this American father's day, I say to you that you're lucky to have a Grandad like him. I say to him that I'm lucky to have a stepdad like him.

And I say to everyone else that I hope I'm half the father he is.


lovelyamy said...

ps. its fathers day in the uk too...

Mr Grumpy said...


Thank you for the kind comments. One wonders when I went from being "The grumpiest man in the world" to the sainted stepfather!


billyjoe noodle-bob said...

I don't know that the two are mutually exclusive.