ten things tuesday...

Today is my dad's birthday. Here are ten things to know about him:

1) My dad is 74 today. He is healthy and happy.

2) My dad is a professional musician--a church organist and choir director for two churches. He also leads a community choral society.

3) My dad has been both Mum and Dad to me for almost my whole life. And he's done a great job at both.

4) My dad loves movies. He teaches a film class for the local University's SAGE.

5) My dad was a beloved high school English/Language Arts teacher for fifteen years. Previous to that, he taught elementary school but I don't remember what grade he taught.

6) My dad was an award-winning drama director. He won the one-act play contest at the New England level for a total of nine years.

7) My dad has a great sense of style. I get my eye for coordinating from him.

8) My dad has a porch that is heaven in the summer. You can see out onto his beautiful gardens and the perfectly manicured lawn. And it's lit at night. It's beautiful, relaxing and an oasis.

9) My dad drives fast. I am my father's daughter.

10) My dad is my favorite person. We are father/daughter. We are companions. We are friends. No wonder I'm single. Any man I date has some incredibly big shoes to fill.


Cat. said...

Happy birthday to someone who sounds awesome, and fortunate to have a daughter like you.

Mrs. Chili said...

Happy birthday to your daddy. I wish him many more just like it.

The Gal Herself said...

I suspect you are your father's daughter in more ways than #9. I hope he had a very happy birthday and that he stays healthy for a long time to come.

Bev Sykes said...

I missed this one because I was out of the country, but what a lovely tribute to your father. I wish I had had that kind of relationship with mine.