21 June 2010

Post Father's Day - Some Good News

I had wanted to post something about Father's Day this past weekend, but just didn't get around to it. I did, however, host my annual "Grandpa Campout" at my home this past Friday night. I camped out with 9 of my 13 grandchildren, roasted hot dogs, had an epic squirt gun battle (my weapon of choice was the garden hose - I was outnumbered, so I needed the superior firepower), ate homemade ice-cream, told Bible stories, let off some fireworks, and watched an old Disney movie. We had a great time!

Then, last night I watched a fascinating documentary on my local PBS station about men losing their fathers. My Dad died 10 years ago, so I could relate. Neil Chethik hosted the program and you can visit his website here. And then, this morning, I saw this bit of good news regarding fatherhood:

"The majority (71%) of American Adults continue to believe that being a father is one of the most important roles a man can fill in today’s world, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey." Count me in the 71%. Story here.


13thBama said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Kids that age are a lot of fun. Mine is now a teenager. Enough said :D

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

13B - actually, this is a "carry over" tradition from the days when my children were still at home. Even when my girls were teenagers, we would "camp out" on our porch, bring the TV and VCR player out and watch an old movie. I'd let them pick their favorite snacks, etc. They loved it even as teenagers. Try it - you might be surprised.

msimons said...

Your a Blessed man Mr. Williams.
Thanks for sharing.
My family took me to a steak house and I ate well.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...


I am indeed, but so is a man whose family buys him a steak!

13thBama said...

I don't feel so bad then :). They even didn't mind driving me all the way into Centerville to get a good one!

Michael Aubrecht said...

BEST post ever my friend.