Pop Vs. Pup While flying from Denver to Kansas City, Kansas, my mother was sitting across the aisle from a woman and her eight-year-old son. Mom couldn’t help laughing as they neared their destination and she heard the mother say to the boy, “Now remember — run to Dad first, then the dog.” – Submitted by Karla J. Kasper
Paternal Payback On the day I received my learner’s permit, my father agreed to take me out for a driving lesson. With a big grin, he hopped in behind the driver’s seat. “Why aren’t you sitting up front on the passenger’s side?” I asked.
“Kirsten, I’ve been waiting for this ever since you were a little girl,” Dad replied. “Now it’s my turn to sit back here and kick the seat.” – Submitted by Kirsten Wiley
Letters between son and dad Dear Dad,
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can't think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.
From Aha! Jokes (updated by me):
Fathers Then & Now
In 1900, a father's horsepower meant his horses.
Today, it's his car.
In 1900, if a father put a roof over his family's head, he was a
Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and 4-car garage. And that's
just the vacation home.
In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby
Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make
sure the video camera is charged.
In 1900, fathers passed on clothing to their sons.
Today, kids wouldn't
touch Dad's clothes if they were sliding naked down an icicle.
In 1900, fathers pined for old country Romania, Italy, or Russia.
fathers pine for old country Hank Williams.
In 1900, a father smoked a pipe.
Today, he gets sent
outside after a lecture on lip cancer.
In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the
Today, a father comes home to a note: "Jimmy's at baseball,
Cindy's at gymnastics, I'm at adult-Ed. Pizza in fridge."
In 1900, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing
in a stream.
Today, fathers pluck the headphones off their sons' ears and
shout, "WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE."
In 1900, if a father had breakfast in bed, it was eggs and bacon and ham and
Today, it's Special K, soy milk, dry toast, and a lecture on
In 1900, a Father's Day gift would be a hand tool.
Today, he'll get an iPad.
In 1900, a happy meal was when Father shared funny stories around the
Today, a happy meal is what Dad buys at McDonald's.
In 1900, when fathers entered the room, children often rose to
Today, kids glance up and grunt, "Dad, you're invading my
In 1900, fathers threatened their daughters' suitors with shotguns if the girl
came home late.
Today, fathers break the ice by saying, "So, how long
have you had that earring?"
In 1900, fathers pined for the old school, which meant a one-room, red-brick
Today, fathers pine for the old school, which means Dr. J and
In 1900, fathers were never truly appreciated.
In 2012, fathers are never