Monday, November 11, 2013

Papa Day!!!!

IIIIIIIIIIT'S PAPA DAY!!!!  Quickly becoming my favorite holiday of the year!

(Background: Papa was inducted into the Army on November 11.  He never worked a November 11th in his life and he passed away on November 11th. It's Veterans' Day, but for us, it is THIS Veteran's day.)

But Meghan,  how do I celebrate Papa Day?

1) Say, "Time to make the donuts!" instead of "Alright, time to go to work."

2) Eat a jelly donut.  Or a fried bologna sandwich. Or a steak well-done. 

3) Go to a dive and order a Bud heavy - short.  Bonus points if your bar serves 10 oz.

4) Don't call it a dive.  Call it a beer joint. (Beeah joint) Bonus points if your beeah joint is named Sully's.  

5) Go to Christmas Tree Shop and buy knick-knacks.  Affix your knick-knacks to your shelf with double-sided tape for easy dusting.

6) Buy a talking door-hanging, like a singing Santa wreath, to "scare the sh*t out of the old ladies" living in your building.

7) Go fishing. Catch nothing. 

8)  Stomp both feet really fast when you laugh. Or, stomp both feet AND your cane when you laugh.

9) Let all your friends believe that you're 10 years younger than you are.  

"They said, 'Artie, how old are you? 64?' And who am I to tell them that they're wrong?!" - Papa

10) Buy the messiest Christmas supplies available, like tinsel and spray snow, because your grandkids (and you) think it's fun.

11)  Watch a war movie marathon on AMC.   If General Patton comes onscreen, casually mention that time that you met him. 

Happy Papa Day, y'all!

1 comment:

  1. yesssssss. So glad you are back at it! Sounds like a great Papa, I will gladly stomp both feet when I laugh today in his memory.