Saturday, June 15, 2013


First children are scary things.  Husband was amused by all the cuteness, but fully aware that he was just a visitor on the planet parenthood.  The responsibility for the cute one's well being was strictly out of his jurisdiction.  The whole diaper regimen was as baffling to him as a carburetor to me.


Husband spends father time with little CB baby.

As time went on, things came more naturally to all of us, and before you knew he was galloping along quite nicely!

Strong of back and well trained,
Husband required no bridle, bit or saddle!

Now that everyone is grown up and gone, we are left feeling uneasy and at a loss to define our purpose in life.  For Husband, it is delivering seafood and doing chores around the home place.  For me, it is saving cats no one wants, feeding everyone, and playing sudoku.  

Could there be a more telling picture?  
Who are we?  What good are we?
Throw in a pitchfork and it is American Gothic!

I am truly thankful for my partner in life and so are his children.  Sunday we will have grilled fish, garden vegetables, and a large measure of gratitude for our family patriarch.  Maybe some wine as well.  HAPPY FATHERS DAY  TO ALL FATHERS EVERYWHERE!

Happy Fathers Day from Leo the cat.


  1. I hope CBDad has a great day....seafood and garden vegetables will be wonderful enhancement. It is obvious, from the blogs and your children's comments, how lost they would be without either of you..lots of love there ! We the readers would be lost without your chronicling your lives and without all of CBDad's antics. XO

  2. Happy Father's Day CB Dad! I hope you have had a wonderful day filled with family, love, and fun! You and CB Mom have raised 3 beautiful daughters and you have every right to be proud.

  3. I am eternally grateful to you both for all that you do STILL to help me get through life, up to and including a six o'clock Father's Day jaunt to the Park and Ride to (magically, may I say) jump start Son's car (which was declared totally unjumpable by others) and also to diagnose what was causing the drain on the battery almost instantly.

    Having you both next door is priceless, both in entertainment (we won't mention Susan's story about last night, let's just say that whenever I think of sweat pants I'll have flashbacks) and in all that you both do for us.


  4. I seem to have gone hog wild with the word both in that comment.

  5. that is a 'funny' photo of the two of you ... happy father's day, belatedly, to your still handsome hubby!