I wanted to take a moment and wish my dad a Happy Father's Day.
Here's dear old dad just before my Christening relaxing with his pipe. Don't worry, times were a little different back then (1962) and it was perfectly normal to smoke a pipe around an infant.
Here's one from a few months later with dad giving me my bottle. What better time to have a relaxing smoke.
Here I am around 1972 at age 10.
Thankfully, as you can see, I had a completely normal childhood. (Yes, I believe that is a bottle of Cutty Sark tucked under my "Tales of Edgar Allan Poe" book).
Happy Father's Day Dad!!!
Thank you for instilling in me my love of drawing, reading, history, science, nature, hockey, guitar playing, corny jokes, fly fishing, darts, cribbage...