June-16th-2012, 06:47 PM
Father's Day 2012 roll call
Best gig of all time!!
Happy Day to all the Dad's
My daughter comes to visit next week! YAY!!
( idea came today....early start)
Last edited by Mike Schwartz; June-16th-2012 at 06:49 PM.
June-16th-2012, 06:58 PM
Happy Father's Day to all you fathers tomorrow!
We're planning our annual thing with Pops.
"There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind."
- Duke Ellington
“Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.”
- George Bernard Shaw
"As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion."
June-16th-2012, 07:06 PM
Each Day Is A Gift.
We're celebrating Father's Day with a cookout at our place, attended by Patti's 92 year-old father, our daughter, son-in-law and two oldest grandchildren. It looks like we might have sunny skies and temps approaching 70°. Perfect.
I got a wonderful Father's Day card today from our oldest son, daughter-in-law and two youngest grandchildren.
Happy Father's Day to all Jazzcorner fathers! Enjoy the day.
"Timing is everything." - Peppercorn
June-17th-2012, 12:10 AM
My father passed away a few years ago. I don't have the ability to tell you what kind of relationship my brothers and I had with our father. It was complete and absolute in its uniqueness.
He was a drinker , smoker a professional gambler ( before poker became popular on espn ) and in the context of who my mother was , a complete scoundrel. Their love for each other as trying as it was , was never the problem. It was unconditional and we never knew the difference. He was from the old country and my mother was an L.A. native. The dynamics involved with that were a life long lesson in compromise and understanding.
For most of his life the only real holiday he use to like and celebrate was New Years. His b.d my mother's b.d. our b.d , Christmas , Thanksgiving were for other people to get off on. So you could imagine what he thought of Valentines , Mother and Father's day. But as we got older and especially my relationship with my father became more contemporary as opposed to a father and son thing. We lived , worked and socialized with each other, without the hang ups and stigmas attached to these type of relationships.
Don't get me wrong , we both knew he was my father and I was his son. But as we grew I started to understand why these type of days meant so little to him. He didn't want to hang out with his friends , they were tired and old , he wanted to be with his sons. At the end of my fathers life his sons were his best friends and in the end with out it sounding as an epitaph , every day was a fathers day for him. It was implicit.
Well, I hope you don't mind.
Happy Fathers day to you all.
June-17th-2012, 07:19 AM
My Father, Jerry, died 4 years ago on Father's Day.
I was on a Father's Day visit with my kids at the time; he was ill and being away with them at that moment turned out to be a blessing to receive that news in the best of company. Having my grand daughter, a toddler at the time run the show was the perfect diversion, and certainly helped show some perspective.
I miss my Dad today, and as I make my way to the studio to do the weekly broadcast, I'll play Horace Silver's "Song For My Father" one more time, as I played it each year for him. I put it away the first couple of years after his passing, but have picked up the 'tradition' again.
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June-17th-2012, 07:50 AM
Plus ça change...
“The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.”--George Moore
June-18th-2012, 11:23 AM
The moldiest of all figs
Fathers' Day, like Mothers' Day have been to me just excuses to sell stuff. It's part of my Grinch persona.
Regardless, I saw or heard from all our kids and grandkids.
Bright moments - right now!
June-18th-2012, 11:48 AM
There was way too much anger in my house growing up, and like many recipients of this kind of anger from a parent, I too often thought it was my fault and it made me very unhappy at times.. While my father was a big man in the public arena, he was a small man when it came to real relationships - in part, perhaps, because he was so full of himself.
As I grew older, my resentment of my father was based on his selfishness as well as his anger and domineering nature. He was a much sweeter man towards he end of his life (He died 3 years ago) and our relationship was good over those years, but I felt like my participation was based on a sense of duty. Father's day felt like an obligation when he was alive. Now that he's gone, i feel a small sense of relief when father's day comes around.
June-18th-2012, 11:54 AM
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!
Originally Posted by clinthopson
June-18th-2012, 11:59 AM
Our son is up visiting us before taking off later this week for ITT Tech Camp at Stanford, where he is a lead teacher, and my daughter has another two weeks before leaving for Tahoe to return as a tennis instructor at Nike Sports Camp, and from there on to her junior year as a transfer student to Cal State LA, at which point my wife and I may really become Empty Nesters
So it was nice to have the four of us together yesterday, our brunch place of choice was booked solid so went to a newish breakfast place in the next town that served three kinds of eggs benedict, had a good time, and I got cel phone I'm expected to learn how to use
June-18th-2012, 12:19 PM
I got a call from my son who lives in Philadelphia and a call from my daughter who lives in Meriden, Ct. I did appreciate that they both called but I would have liked to have received a signed card instead of a phone message. Yeah, I'm old fashioned like that. I spent the early part of the day riding around on my motorcycle feeling very undad-like. In the meantime Joanne was on her way back from visiting friends in Virginia (I declined to make the trip). She got back around 3:00pm and promptly offered to take me to dinner which I readily accepted. She also presented me with a signed card. And I'm not even her dad. Even though I wasn't able to spend time with my kids it was a decent day after all. Maybe next year.
"...your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." - Anthony Bourdain
June-18th-2012, 01:36 PM
My dad's bi-annual doctor's visit from Mexico coincided with Father's Day this year, so he's staying with me for a couple of weeks. We couldn't do anything yesterday, but my brother and I will take him out during the week.
June-18th-2012, 01:58 PM
Obviously a Mother's Day was last month sympathy gesture
Originally Posted by Jimmy Cantiello
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June-21st-2012, 06:38 PM
I was treated to a fabulous dinner at an elegant restaurant by my children, then a jazz club. Life is good. Happy Father's Day every day to all fathers.