Well here it comes, the third Sunday in June and you know what that means.. it’s time for Father’s Day 2011.
Father’s Day always presents somewhat of a challenge for me. My dad is a lot like me, or should I say, I am a lot like him. We have a lot of hobbies and a lot of interests and they change in order of importance from day to day. If we had a common denominator, I would have to say that it is airplanes. My dad has been flying since he was 16, he then went on to be a captain in the Army as fixed wing and helo pilot while serving two tours in Vietnam.
The guy is a pretty amazing, he has a wall of accolades and merits he received in while in the service, but he doesn’t talk about them. I once asked him what they were for and he replied with “for being young a stupid” and that was the end of that conversation. Some day, we’ll go through them one by one and he can tell me the meaning behind each.
So I guess the challenge is, can I make something for Father’s Day that is actually useful? trinkets and decorations are nice thoughts, but they rarely hold an engineer’s attention. Andrea and I will need to brainstorm on this. I don’t even know where to begin.
This may prove to be my most challenging make yet.
Do you make gifts or buy gifts for Father’s Day?