Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day, The Perfect Tie


I walked up to a complete stranger and asked him if his children made his tie for him as a gift.  They did.  I was impressed and asked if I could please take a picture.  What a good father.

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  1. This picture is full of questions for me. A tie for Father´s Day?
    Is this a typical present and what kind of decorations is on the tie?
    Anyway, this father proudly wears it, as their children made it with love.
    Christel

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    1. OH MY! I did not realize this was unique to the American culture. I will try to explain.

      Years ago, men wore ties all the time, everywhere the went. If you look at the old black and white movies, you will see this. On Father's Day the children would give their father a gift and many times it would be a tie (they always fit). So it was common for a dad to get a tie.

      In the picture above, the man's child had smeared paint on the tie, glued on fuzzy balls and tiny sequins. In real life, it was quite gaudy. He was a brave dad to wear something so tacky out in public. His young daughter was standing beside him and glowed when I asked to take his picture. She probably did the decorating.

      So the joke I was making is that this was the perfect Father's day gift because the children had made it. However, there was a hint of sarcasm in my comment because it was a bit ugly. I suppose when you must explain a joke, the humor disappears.

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  2. I am doubly impressed that he wore pink pants to go with that tie *laugh*.

    Every Father's Day and Christmas we always gave my dad a tie for a gift. He worked at the VA hospital in the psychology department so he had to wear a tie every day, so it worked well for him to get them as gifts. I remember him proudly wearing this terribly gaudy tie we were so proud of that we found for him that had a Christmas tree put down the middle of it with little sequins to help the "lights" on the tree pop. I am not even sure where we got it from. But, he wore it to Church and around town without even blinking an eye at any looks he might have gotten. Dads are great that way. As long as their child makes them something, they just love it :).

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    1. Pink pants? On no no. A real man does not wear pink, it's "salmon".
      Your father sounds wonderful.

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  3. I have been wearing noodle necklaces, while my husband's been given paintings of him Andy Warhol's style.

    All because of love.
    Great post Jeannie.

    Sophie-Marie

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  4. Love it! When it get really hot he can use it as a sweat band. I want to see that....

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    1. I doubt if they used permanent paint. Who lets a child touch a can of permanent paint? What a mess it would be, although, it might blend and improve the colors a bit??? No. This dad is quite pleased.

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