Back in the days of my vagrant yoot, Pop drove a truck for Knudsen Dairy Products. Long before the sun came up, he'd snaffle a bowl of hot Cream of Wheat. His mid-morning snack was hot-out-of-the-lard-fryer donuts washed down with a quart of half and half. He was a big burly guy who needed a lot of energy because slinging milk cases built of galvanized steel and hardwood was tough work.
Five year old TWC was mighty proud that Dad was responsible for delivering those little cartons of five-cent milk that Del Sur Elementary School was happy to pre-warm to room temperature before serving at lunch.
Although he rarely had two days off in a row, the money was pretty good and the taxes were light. It was 1950's America and we had our slice of the comfortable life.
These days Dad is 85 and still cuts his own firewood though it takes him a bit longer than it once did. He also takes care of his invalid wife.
Father's Day 2009-Mesquite Nevada
Father's Day 2012
Tip of the glass and a Happy Fathers Day, to all the hard working dads out there.