Monday, November 26, 2007


Have you all met my dad? He's good at a lot of things.  He retired six years ago and started bicycling all over the USA.  He never had a passion for exercise or cycling before, but he didn't want to sit around and get fat, so he started riding a bike.  He has the most awesome muscular legs.  He's 64 years old and in great shape.
He's very organized and likes things to be done certain ways.  I got my "no-tolerance for a dirty vehicle" attitude from him.  Dad is a great house guest, because he hates messes and cleans up after himself.  He also hates to loose things so he keeps all his luggage neatly stored in a corner of a bedroom.  I hardly notice he's in my house.  
He's also very frugal.  He doesn't spend money on unnecessary items.  Especially clothes.  That sweatshirt he's wearing I bought for him at least eight years ago.  I also noticed him wearing a long sleeved polo that I gave to him when I was in college.  The thing still looks new.  He has these brown leather ankle boots that he wears to church that I swear he's had since I was in grade school.  He's owned them so long that they're back in style again.  I don't know how he does it.
His choice of mop is two little boys.  He can clean the floor, exercise and play with his grandsons all while listening to a football game.  The best part?  It didn't cost him a dime.  He's a great broompa, I mean grandpa.


cndymkr said...

Grandpas are the greatest creation! I know my son thinks that his is the best thing in the world. Of course, I keep insisting that the man he knows as Pop is NOT the same man who raised me. Not by a long shot.

april said...

I know what you mean Jean.

Rechelle said...

too cute

KellyJean said...

How fun! Your boys look like they are having a blast.

I love your wood floors! Very nice.

Cynthia said...

Oh, I hope my dad can find a fun retirement activity. He is retiring at the end of the year and has never had a hobby. He just works.

I am envious of the fun time they are having in the pics. I hope I can see that around my house soon!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Go, Dad, Go!

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

Oh -- my dad and mom came to visit. My dad left his shoes by the chair (no -- he's not as neat as your dad... but...) I photographed them sitting there -- becuase he MAY be as frugal as your dad. He's had them forever... so I snapped the shot... you can tell Dad's here... there are his shoes.

My kiddos LOVE for him to come and visit. I pray you had a great time!!

NannyOgg said...

Your dad sounds wonderful! If he ever needs a place to crash while bicycling in New Hampshire, let me know.


Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

His choice of mop? Perfect.