Dad's Interviews

Happy Father's Day to all the dads, stepdads, and grandpas out there!
This is a photo from the late 60s of 2 of my little brothers
holding a drawing of mine.
I saw this cartoon in the paper, so I sketched my version of it.
It's a comic of a teenage girl and her boyfriend,
very nervously, but politely, chatting with her dad.
Chatting may be an understatement! :-D
My Dad had to meet every boy that I wanted to go out with, before we went out.
Just getting boys to come by and talk to my Dad was a job in itself.
It was more like a job interview, with the usual, "What are your plans for the future?" and "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" kind of chat.
I was horrified as each unsuspecting victim....er....prospective boyfriend, stopped by for their turn at the third degree.
Now that DH and I have 3 grown daughters, and have been through the *dating thing* with them, it all makes total sense!
Dad is now 93 and will do interviews for the grandkids AND great-grandkids potential victims...er... boyfriends!!
Thanks to my Dad for being a terrific interviewer!
P.S. That young man getting *interrogated* in the sketch is my hubby of 38 years.
(He didn't pass the interview at first!)


Tins and Treasures said...

This is way too funny!! Now that I think about it, our daughters' boyfriends were scared of my hubby too...
Happy first day of summer. ~Natalie

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

Thanks, Natalie! The first DD had it the worst! LoL! Then with the next 2 daughters, DH already had a *scary* reputation, so it was easier. :-D

Stay cool! 95 here!


southerngirl said...

Congratulations on your 38 years together. I always knew that you two were made for each other. We would have been married for 37 years this year so you've got us beat. Remember when we were all so young......Time flies when you're having fun.
Carolyn B.

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

Hey Carolyn!!
So happy that you left me a post!
Yes, time is certainly flying by fast, and yet it seems we are trying to go at a slower pace!
Hi to all your gang!
E-me! :)