This isn't the first time I've posted this picture of me and my Dad circa 1980 for Father's Day (which is this Sunday coming up) but it is my favourite so I keep going back to it. The thing that now scares me is he is younger than I am now.
The card I'll be giving my Dad this year is the Things I Almost Got You Just For Being My Dad
because that whole pen thing pretty much describes my Dad's big struggle in the '90s. Kids stealing his Green Pentel Rollerball Pen
. I'm going to hazard a guess that 90% of the time it was me that stole the pen.
This Sunday the only thing that will please Dad will be Collingwood winning the night before against Essendon, but if they do decide to lose for the third week in a row then I hope this card might cheer him up a little. Hopefully he looks over the fact that the '79 Grand Final resulted in Collingwood losing to Carlton.