Why We Love Our Dads

 Some Father’s Day Jokes, Quotes, and Stories

 Dead Sea Gull

A father was at the beach with his children when his four-year-old son Bob ran up to him, grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand.

“Daddy, what happened to him?” Bob asked. “He died and went to Heaven,” the dad replied.

Bob thought a moment and then said, “Did God throw him back down?”

Letters Between Son and Dad

Dear Dad,
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
Your $on

The Reply:
Dear Son,
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.


Fathers Day Quote by: Mark Twain, “Old Times on the Mississippi” Atlantic Monthly, 1874

“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”


Fathers Day Quote by: Lee Iacocca

“My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                 From Reader’s Digest

Thanks for the Soda, Pop!
Before I took the old family car to college, my father loaded the trunk with soft-drink bottles filled with oil, coolant and transmission fluid. Sure enough, my car overheated. Scolding myself for not listening to my father’s instructions, I looked at the engine and saw how well he knew me. The oil cap was labeled Dr Pepper, the transmission stick, Coke, and the empty coolant container, Diet Pepsi. I finished the trip safely.      — Submitted by Charlotte G. Alexander 


Watch the Wash, Dad…
I decided to make myself useful and do a load of the family laundry. When I took the clothes out of the machine, I discovered — to my dismay — that I had also washed the watch my wife had given me while we were dating. “Don’t expect me to replace it,” she said later with an obvious lack of sympathy. By the time Father’s Day rolled around, however, she had relented and gave me a beautiful new watch. Attached was a note with this stipulation: “DRY-CLEAN ONLY!”         — Submitted by Paul Diblasi 


Pop Vs. Pup
While flying from Denver to Kansas City, Kansas, my mother was sitting across the aisle from a woman and her eight-year-old son. Mom couldn’t help laughing as they neared their destination and she heard the mother say to the boy, “Now remember — run to Dad first, then the dog.”      — Submitted by Karla J. Kasper                                                                                                                           

And finally a scene from Everybody Loves Raymond




Featured Recipe    Oven Baked Chicken Wings with Honey

I love chicken wings. They are so versatile. I have several recipes for wings. Today’s chicken wing recipe comes from Craig Claiborne. Unfortunately, I do not know which of his cookbooks it came from.

Claiborne’s recipe is for 6. It calls for 18 whole wings with tips discarded and the remaining wings cut in half, or 36 pieces. I buy my chicken wings already cut. I bought 20 pieces.

Except for the garlic [I used a whole clove] I kept the rest of the recipe the same.

This is what you will need for 3 servings:

About 3 pounds of chicken wings

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

½ cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 cup honey

½ garlic clove, chopped


Here is What You Do:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Sprinkle the wings with salt and pepper.


Grease a baking dish large enough to accomodate all the wings.

Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken.


Bake for 1 hour until well done and the sauce is caramelized.

If the chicken starts to burn reduce the heat and cover with foil.

Claiborne does not say anything about turning the wings. But I turn the wings after 30 minutes.

Straight from the oven. Let the wings sit about 5-10 minutes before serving.

Then plate them up and serve with whatever salad and side dishes you want.


About 3 pounds of chicken wings        $6.55

2 tablespoons vegetable oil                $0.10

½ cup soy sauce                              $1.04

2 tablespoons ketchup                      $0.11

1 cup honey                                     $2.48

½ garlic clove, chopped                    $0.05

Total Cost = $10.33
Cost per person = $3.44

 Bon Appetite

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. ~ Harry S. Truman

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