Happy birthday, Daddy! My dad would be 83 today. I can’t imagine it, but I sure wish he were still around. He would love the technology. Daddy was a computer geek back in the old days – PCs were just becoming affordable when he passed away in 1985. And the internet – he would have been a serious driver on the information superhighway. This is the man who loved to read these six things – and in this order of importance: 1) Reader’s Digest; 2) the encyclopaedia; 3) the Bible; 4) the dictionary; 5) Chariots of the Gods; and 6) Project Blue Book. He was once persuaded to read a biography of Johnny Cash but later said that he could have gotten the same information from the Funk & Wagnalls. He would have been out of his mind with glee at the sheer amount of information available at his fingertips. I can see it now: he’d be scouring the news for UFO sightings, emailing jokes to all of his cronies, having Our Daily Bread delivered to his inbox and contributing regularly to keep Wikipedia in business. He’d probably even have a blog wherein he would debate whether or not Ezekiel’s wheel of fire in the sky was actually a UFO of biblical proportions. And I’d be his number one follower.
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