Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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    Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. -Proverbial

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled Olympic programming to bring you this special message:

    Happy Birthday, Dad!

    Yes, that's right. My dad and St. Valentine share a day. I think I was about 16 before I realized that Valentine's Day was not a family holiday in every household. So here's to the man who taught me to ride a bike, taught me to drive ("That's my transmission!"), and once came all the way from Philly to Providence in the middle of winter just to help me do my taxes. Even more important than keeping me out of trouble with the DMV and the IRS, my dad (and my mom, too, but it's not her birthday yet) always told me I could do anything I wanted to. I believed him, so I made him a pair of socks.


    From my hands to your feet: a lovely warm pair of "Gentleman's Fancy Socks." (Knitterly specs another day.) Unlike the first pair of socks I made my dad, these two are actually the same size.

    My dad reads this blog- and its comments- so leave my dad some birthday wishes in the comments today. Because there are two options: Grow older or die young, and I'll celebrate that my dad is another year older.

    24 Comments:

    Anonymous Rachel said...

    Happy happy birthday, Theresa's dad, as you grow older but LIVE young! Enjoy your socks!

    2/14/2006 6:01 AM  
    Blogger Chris said...

    Happy Birthday, Theresa's Dad!! Lovely socks you're getting - I hope they bring much happiness to your feet.

    (Theresa - Hmm, maybe you should knit socks for my dad, whose feet are NOWHERE near the same size!)

    2/14/2006 6:02 AM  
    Blogger Marina said...

    Birthday greetings to Theresa's Dad. You must be very special to have such a great kid!

    2/14/2006 6:14 AM  
    Blogger Lynda said...

    Happy ValenBirthday Theresa's Dad! Those are some lovely socks, and you certainly have a lovely daughter, we all appreciate her very much!

    2/14/2006 7:15 AM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    Happy Birthday "Dad"! Wow - what a great birthday present!

    2/14/2006 7:36 AM  
    Blogger zeusstrik said...

    happy birthday to your dad.I hope you like your socks, my mom,s birthday is today too ( the 14.th. ) but shes not getting any socks...

    best wishes
    hanne

    2/14/2006 9:17 AM  
    Blogger amanda said...

    happy birthday, dr. ross!! have a wonderful day.

    2/14/2006 9:38 AM  
    Anonymous Leah said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. Ross!!!! I'll be thinking of you as I struggle to read x-rays in the pedi er ;) Enjoy the socks, I hope they keep your feet warm for many years to come.

    2/14/2006 9:40 AM  
    Anonymous JayJay said...

    Happy birthday Dr. Ross!

    2/14/2006 9:44 AM  
    Blogger theflitgirl said...

    Happy birthday, Dr. Ross!! I can't believe I never knew today was your birthday...either you are very secretive or I am very unobservant.

    2/14/2006 9:49 AM  
    Anonymous Simone said...

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Ross! Best wishes for a happy and healthy year!!

    2/14/2006 9:52 AM  
    Anonymous Aunt Carol said...

    Happy Birthday, Bill. Not only do you get a great pair of socks (my birthday is in July--just to give you a heads-up, Terri) You get a great tribute from your talented daughter. You are a lucky man.
    Love, Carol

    2/14/2006 10:17 AM  
    Blogger Carrie said...

    Happy Birthday, Theresa's dad!
    The socks are lovely!

    2/14/2006 10:53 AM  
    Blogger Charleen said...

    Happy Birthday, Theresa's Dad! May you have many, many more. Enjoy your day and those gorgeous socks.

    2/14/2006 12:52 PM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    Happy Birthday, Theresa's dad, from Canada, where we have way less snow than your daughter does right now! ;o)

    Enjoy those lovely socks.

    2/14/2006 3:23 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Happy Birthday Theresa's dad - so lucky to have such beautiful, er... manly socks!

    2/14/2006 4:09 PM  
    Anonymous Antje, Katja's Mom said...

    Happy Birthday, Theresa's Dad!
    I never thought I would read or even respond to a blog...but Theresa's just made me curious and smile. Theresa's passion for knitting infected Katja and now - after many a year - I started knitting again, too. Socks, of course.
    Enjoy your beautiful socks. I look forward to meeting your family at graduation.

    2/14/2006 5:13 PM  
    Anonymous katja said...

    OMG, my MOM posted!?!? this is - dare i say it - "snowballing" out of control...
    happy birthday dr. ross and hi mrs ross. hannah, are you watching the westminster dog show? hope all is well for you guys down in PA.
    (and i can't post without saying it: hi mom!)

    2/14/2006 5:23 PM  
    Anonymous AuntJan said...

    Happy Birthday Bill, or should I say Stolat! May you continue to enjoy many more years of accordion playing !!!

    2/14/2006 5:27 PM  
    Blogger Kate D. said...

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Ross! Many happy returns of the day for a man who raised one of my best friends, opened his home to me when I was a lonely college student, and passed along a great recipe for corn chowder (which I'm actually making for dinner tomorrow).

    2/14/2006 5:39 PM  
    Anonymous diana said...

    Happy birthday Teresa's dad! Enjoy those lovely socks!

    2/14/2006 6:32 PM  
    Blogger Toasty Joe said...

    Happy b'day! - hopefully The Newly Engaged Flitgirl and I can come down and visit again this summer.

    2/15/2006 7:49 AM  
    Blogger Erica said...

    What beautiful socks and a beautiful setting to show them off, too. Such a special and personal gift! Happy birthday!

    2/15/2006 8:27 PM  
    Anonymous Theresa's Dad said...

    Thank-you for all of the beautiful birthday wishes and sentiments. I, as T. relates, read the comments daily, and feel that I know all of you better with each posting (except for theflitgirl), who I've known for at least a dozen years or so.
    A special thanks to Antje, you have raised a wonderful beautiful young lady.

    2/16/2006 2:56 PM  

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