Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

It's time once again to note a milestone as my father turns 66-- yes, the number of the Beast (sort of). May this year bring the world much pain and suffering, Dad!

My father and Harrison Ford were both born in 1942; Dad is exactly the same age as Muhammad Ali (also 17 Jan 42), and he shares his January 17 birth date (if not birth year) with that American luminary, Benjamin Franklin.

Below is one of my favorite pictures of Dad; my other favorite image comes from a videotape made one Christmas, long ago, that shows Dad and Mom dancing to an oldie tune by the fireplace. I think my brother David was doing the filming; everything about that video was just right, including the way David timed the fade to black. I'd love to get that moment on DVD (or BlueRay, or MP4, or whatever the latest and best electronic format is).

Anyway... Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shit Kev, who knew? Your dad and I share the same birthday too! Worse yet, and I never admit my age, let alone online. It was the big five OH! Let's keep this between us.


BTW, Annika is back, kinda sorta.