August Funny Friday and a Tribute to My Dad

Today is August’s Funny Friday, a regular feature posted on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project where one of the participants submits a photo. Then we all write five captions or thoughts inspired by it.

Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your Labor Day weekend.
Today’s photo was submitted by ME!!!!!
1. “What the…? Linda, I thought you said we’d never see your first husband again.”
2. With this new rattlesnake skin ice cream container, you’ll never have to worry about someone eating your Rocky Road again. Also comes in water coral snake, cobra and python. Call within the next five minutes and we’ll double your order.
3. Sweetie, your regular lunchbox ice pack melted in the dishwasher, so I had to improvise. Try not to be alarmed when you open your lunch today.
4. I’m trying to cut down on grocery store trips and use ingredients I have on hand. Would you believe that Pinterest doesn’t have a single recipe calling for blueberries and rattlesnake?
5. And now the story behind this photo…My dad was one of the most genuinely unique characters God ever put on this Earth. He had a trillion different interests, rescued probably a hundred stray dogs and could bring a laugh to the most sullen of people. Causing someone to scream via a good practical joke was his favorite thing in the world.
He passed away suddenly on March 8th of this year due to a weak heart and an undiagnosed blood clot.
Two days after the funeral, we were trying to figure out what to do with ALL the food brought by friends and family. My arms loaded with three oversized Pyrex dishes, I opened the door to the storage room freezer…and almost lost my bladder control…along with the broccoli soufflé, potatoes au gratin and squash casserole.
He’d done it AGAIN! “Dang you, Robert Hall.”
I’m quite sure he had the folks in Heaven laughing heartily as they watched his daughter step unsuspectingly into his final practical joke…or at least the last one we’ve found.
Happy Friday, everyone!
Let’s see what the other bloggers wrote. I’m traveling and posting from my phone again. If these don’t turn into links, just copy and paste. They’re guaranteed to be worth the read.
Baking in a Tornado
Cluttered Genius
Stacy Sews and Schools
Someone Else’s Genius
The Three Gerbers
On the Alberta Montana Border
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6 Responses to August Funny Friday and a Tribute to My Dad

  1. I was hoping you'd tell us how you ended up with a snake in your freezer.

    So sorry to hear about your Dad!

    Reading about him makes me think he'd like the “Tribute” he's getting on this funny Friday!

    PS: I thought they were cherries, not blueberries.
    Oh,. well…


  2. Angela, I love that you shared this picture with us, especially considering all it means to you. I hope your Dad is laughing now.
    I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your beautiful tribute gave me goose bumps.


  3. Robin Allen says:

    I'm so sorry about your dad.

    And I'm glad the snake was just a joke. Yikes!


  4. lydia says:

    #1 got me.
    And I LOVE that your dad was able to touch you the way he did. I hate that you've lost him in this world but so glad he's left you with some awesome memories.


  5. I just lost my Dad this month. I think your Dad and mine are up in heaven playing jokes on the angels. They sound like 2 of a kind!!!



  6. Jules B says:

    Love this post! Thanks for the giggles. Ummm… You are probably onto something with the ice cream disguise… You should probably patent that! I am very, truly sorry for your loss! Blood clots and a weak heart are my biggest nemeses. I am grateful your dad was able to pull one last prank, and I must say it was pretty epic. I would've completely lost my bladder control, there would have been no almost. Thanks for sharing this post and the pic!


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