Monday, August 30, 2010

Dear World

Today I bequeath to you one little girl in a crisp dress, two twinkling eyes and a happy laugh that ripples all day long and a flash of curly hair that bounces in the sun when she runs. I trust you will treat her well. She's slipping out the backyard of my heart this morning and skipping off down the street to her first day of school and never again will she be completely mine. No longer will she have time to sit on the front porch steps on a summer day and watch an ant scurry across the crack in the side walk. Nor will she have time to pop out of bed with the dawn and kiss the lilac blooms in the morning dew. The books and learning will replace the blocks and dolls.  She'll find new heroes. For 5 full years I've been her sage and Santa Claus and pal and playmate and father and friend...But today I'll stand and watch her start out on that long, lonely journey to becoming a woman.
So world, I bequeath to you today...

I trust you'll treat her well. by Dan Valentine
Love, Papa

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Breakfast mmmmmmmmmm

Tomatoes, Food of the Gods
but only IF they are like these. Firm skin but juicy inside and just the right mouth is watering just thinking about these
Add bacon, mayo and toasted bread
One of my favorite things

And yes for Breakfast

Gotta have lots of mayo!

It makes me happy!
What strange and wonderful things do you eat for Breakfast?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Lap of Luxury

Mama and corn...what more do you need?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

You are the Smile to my Face

Happy, happy birthday my dearest love.
I met you when I was 17...I can't believe how the time has flown.
You are the horizon to my sky.
You are the gravy to my mashed potatoes.
You are the cold milk to my cookies.
You are the ink to my pen.
You are the ketchup to my french fries.
You are the water to my ocean.
I love you!