Nothing new under the sun

We have gotten hooked on Duck Dynasty a little late. So tonight we have been watching some old episodes we haven’t gotten to watch before.

Tonight’s episode: Daddy’s Got a Gun
When Willie finds out that his daughter Sadie has a new boyfriend, he wants to get to know him, while instilling some fatherly fear–Robertson style. To keep Sadie preoccupied, Grandpa Phil and Uncle Si take her on their own outing.

Boy did this episode bring back memories and laughter.

Picture it…
Prom night, May 1995…

Looking forward to a great evening with my friend, Robbie. As I’m off getting ready Dad decides that it is “National Clean Every Gun You Own Day”.

Yes that’s right. Every gun he owned was leaned up all over the living room and there were a lot of guns.

To make a long story short, Robbie was a really good sport and didn’t quite believe Dad’s “Vietnam” stories (since he was making them up as he went). We even have a great picture of Robbie and I all dressed up and Dad right between us with his rifle.

I find a lot of humor in Duck Dynasty and the Robertsons. Maybe because there is a strong resemblance to my family except for the beards.

Come to think of it, during my last phone conversation with my father, something he said sounded so much like Si that I laughed out loud at him.

Dad tried to scare a lot of boys away during my dating years. He was known to check speedometers on vehicles when I was getting picked up and spread fear throughout every boy he met while he was stocking the bread shelves and they were stocking the grocery shelves. He also enjoyed making up nicknames for all of the boys I brought home. I’m sure glad I kept “Lazy Boy” around.

On the episode of Duck Dynasty they got one thing right. Dads do that because they love their daughters. I always knew my dad loved me and wanted the best for me, even if he had to hurt a few boys along the way.

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