Since Sunday is Father's Day a salute to all the wonderful dads! First some favorite quotes on fatherhood followed by some cuts from an email I recently received recalling Olan Mills - remember them? If you're an Ungirdled woman, chances are you had a couple family or individual portraits made there.
"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope." - Bill Cosby
"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." - Mark Twain
"Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis." - Jack Handy
"I have always had the feeling I could do anything and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong." - Ann Richards
"To be a successful father, there's one absolute rule; when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years." - Ernest Hemingway
"A father carries pictures where his money used to be." Anonymous
"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." - Charles Wadsworth
"Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough." - Wilhelm Busch
"A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be." - Carol Coats
"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." - Robert Orben
"Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected." Red Buttons
A salute to Olan Mills, the family portrait place dear old dad shelled out plenty of clams to:
This poor dad wore a tie for nothing!
The Purvis family made several stops along the Oregon Trail
to document their six-month journey. This photo was taken just
two weeks before the dysentery took Momma to Jesus.
Olan Mills Backdrop #11: The Library,
one of their most popular themes, as seen
in this photo. The Library might be more
believable if the shelves weren't sloping
downhill. Is that a book on teen pregnancy?
Just a typical afternoon down on the plantation.
In a business suit.
Olan Mills backdrop #4: Bucolic Meadow with Split Rail Fence.
Is that an animal carcass behind her?
Thoughtful Lance. Mirthful Lance. Two sides of a delightful coin.
Ever wonder what they were always staring up at?
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!