Monday, June 20, 2011
Hint: It isn't policeman, fireman or pro quarterback.
One for the dads: What did you want to be when you grew up (assuming you have)? What was your dream job? Was it Dad? Probably not. Most of us who grew up in the '70s wanted to be Lee Majors from the "Six Million Dollar Man"—or at least we wanted to be married to Farrah Fawcett. Seriously, what 10-year-old red-blooded American boy circa 1976 didn’t want to run as fast as a train, lift a custom van filled with long-haired hippie crooks right off the street (with a cool a NYA NYA NYA soundtrack in the background) and get to kiss that chick from the poster any time he wanted? I know I did. Still have that poster. I also went through a phase when I wanted to be Walt Disney. He was the coolest old guy I’d ever seen. I watched him every Sunday …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Father's Day is this Sunday and you can find some great gifts for Dad right here in La Grange.
This week Viewfinder went shopping in La Grange for Father's Day gift ideas. If you are still looking for a present for Dad, take a look at the pictures and see if any of the local merchants might have what you're looking for.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Things that don't seem special at the time leave a lasting impression.
I grew up with a father who did not have a 9-to-5 job; he was the golf pro at La Grange Country Club for most of my elementary school years. He worked six days a week during the golfing season with Mondays and the winters off. In the summers we didn’t see Dad as often as a "normal" family. I was young and didn’t really realize that this was unusual. I look back now and remember things that we did together that were very routine but now appreciate those memories even more. Our Monday mornings consisted of going to Foree’s, the restaurant on La Grange Road that is no longer there, for breakfast. We sat at the counter stools and always had the same waitress, although I can’t recall her name. This is where I learned to order my eggs basted, …