I have been a dad for over 19 years now, and I must admit that Father's Day has usually turned out to be a big yawner. There just doesn't seem to have been a whole lot of attention paid to it. Well, I guess that was then and this is now, since today it was a wonderful day! I spent the morning with my very good friends at church. I had to the chance to go to lunch with the closest of friends and my lovely wife. My daughter called during lunch (she was hard at work at Camp Lutherhaven over on Lake Coeur d'Alene). I got to take a two hour nap. Kay and I spent a bit of quality time with our bartender Chris over at Waddell's Pub, and then we had a great dinner of grilled beef and potatoes. Kay got me a very thoughtful gift, and all in all I really enjoyed the whole day!
Speaking of our bartender...I found out this evening that the wedding that I officiated at earlier in the week involved his cousin as the groom. Chris found out from his mother that I had led the wedding ceremony and gave the message, and if he had known in advance that I was involved he would have been there...likely story!
The rain returned today, about a third of an inch, and there is more coming for tomorrow. I really hope that it doesn't interupt our morning tennis outting...we are going to have to play outside. I have worked my way out of the funk that I was in about a week ago, and the competition over the past couple of sessions has been outstanding. It is a lot of fun when we are all playing well and the quality of play is at a high level...no matter who ends up winning.
Finally...I would like to salute my dad...Erwin Albrecht of La Crosse, WI. I know that he will never read this (he and computers just don't see eye to eye), but I just wanted to say that he is my hero, and the greatest man that has ever lived...at least I think so!