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Other Telephone Information => Off Topic => Birthdays, Holiday Greetings & Memorial Events => Topic started by: mienaichizu on June 21, 2009, 10:50:21 PM

Title: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: mienaichizu on June 21, 2009, 10:50:21 PM
to all the fathers in here, happy father's day everyone!
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: McHeath on June 22, 2009, 01:39:56 AM
Thanks, I have my 16 year old and then 3 step sons who are older.  Happy Father's Day to any other dads out there in PhoneLand. 
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: HobieSport on June 22, 2009, 09:04:11 AM
Happy Father's Day to all.  Gee, I'm going to be a Grand Dad this Autumn too.  Yikes. ;D
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: HarrySmith on June 19, 2011, 11:48:36 AM
HAPPY FATHERS DAY ;D

To all the Dads out there in telphone land, Thanks!
And I hope you get that elusive phone you have been lusting after today :o
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 19, 2011, 11:58:11 AM
I don't know about any phone aquisitions today (yet) but I get to take the 2 hour ferry trip from Vancouver to Vancouver Island this morning and then go to a fairly large car show this afternoon.

We will spend the next 5 days on Vancouver Island before returning home on Thursday night. Staying with friends most of the time.

Happy Fathers day everyone!

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: Tom B on June 19, 2011, 12:36:12 PM
I didn't get any phones (sniff), but I did receive 2 Lady Gaga albums. Can't really complain :)
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: Doug Rose on June 19, 2011, 01:38:15 PM
Janet and I are up in Kennybunk ME to visit her dad. Got up at 4AM to hit two Flea markets before 10AM breakfast. Picked up eleven nice phones. The early bird does get the phones with sleep deprivation to boot!!....Doug
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: Dan on June 19, 2011, 07:05:36 PM
Revisited the place where I scored my avatar phone last year.... rain and no real phones but had a good burger and fries for lunch......
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 19, 2011, 09:00:11 PM
Me too! Good burger and fries for lunch on the ferry to Vancouver Island! No phones though...

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 17, 2012, 02:50:03 PM
Here's a thread from 2009 to revive today. Happy Fathers Day 2012 everyone!

And here's a good "Father's Day Find" thread from 2010 if anyone needs something to read....

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2907.0

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: david@london on June 17, 2012, 04:55:03 PM



.........happy father's day from a dad in england -  to all the ........................................ ....american dads !
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 17, 2012, 04:58:07 PM
And Canadian too.

There is something in the back of my mind that in England you do have a "Father's Day" but not the same date???

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: Phonesrfun on June 16, 2013, 10:59:00 AM
One year later, and time to revive this thread.  Happy Fathers' Day!
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 16, 2013, 02:36:52 PM
Happy Father's Day to all from myself somewhere in the North Pacific (between Juneau Alaska and Anchorage Alaska)

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: Dennis Markham on June 16, 2013, 03:11:26 PM
Happy Father's Day to all of the Father's in phone land.

Terry, hope you're having a great cruise.  Take some photos to post for us!

~Dennis
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: DavePEI on June 20, 2015, 07:56:55 PM
Happy Father's Day, guys!

It was a day early, but I feel like we celebrated it here, today. As a result, I didn't get too much done telephone-wise, but I got my car back from having the rocker panels replaced and getting it mostly re-painted - its not new, but it looks great! Then, Linda took me out for Chinese! Yum!

Tomorrow, I have to have a better look at the handset on that French phone I posted about, and get some more work done over in the Museum!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14541.0 (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14541.0)

Hope you will all have a good one!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: Dennis Markham on June 20, 2015, 09:07:06 PM
Happy Father's Day to you Dave, and all of our fathers.

~Dennis
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on June 20, 2015, 10:15:00 PM
Happy Fathers day!

Dave, as they say, rust never rests. Pictures?

Ben
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: DavePEI on June 20, 2015, 10:29:25 PM
Dave, as they say, rust never rests. Pictures?

Hi Ben:

Sadly it doesn't. The car is now seven years old, and I didn't realize the rockers were getting so bad. But when we put it up on the hoist, there were several holes in them, so no more putting it off. Over the years, some of the paint had come off the rockers, and the clear coat had peeled off both front and back bumpers, so we decided to get both done at the same time.

Frustrating, as I can't afford to replace the car, and I figure it is the last one we will ever own considering the small pension I am on, and the fact my wife will soon have to retire, also. I need to win the lottery  :) . But it looks great now, and hopefully it will extend its life a bit! If it is sunny tomorrow, I will take a photo.... Still looks like a 2007 Fusion, but looks much better!

Dave
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: compubit on June 21, 2015, 12:25:16 AM
Dave,

I fully understand trying to keep a car as long as I can. I have a co-worker who seems to change cars in his family as frequently as I change my air conditioning filters...  Then he goes to complain about having to write 3 checks for kiddo college tuition (plus buying them new/recent model cars - and I'm not talking a Chevy or Dodge). I understand him wanting to pay for college, but IMHO, grad school is on your own (1 kid), a real degree program is required (1 kid studying "art" and becoming a "general" - "General Studies"), and a new freshman (smart kid, about to study engineering at a state school - he's the one I'd bet on...). He keeps telling me I need to get a new car (and sell him my old one for his youngest son).  I'm very happy with my 7+ year old Escape - at 8 miles a day round trip to work, it's not gaining a whole lot of mileage since moving to DC 4 years ago!

Jim
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 21, 2015, 12:59:01 AM
Yes, a Happy Fathers Day to all of the Fathers out there!

I am not certain what I will be doing tomorrow but today was the day that the stairs to the back deck at my daughters place were replaced. The old ones were the typical 2x10 stringers with 2x10 steps. It had been there for the 24 years that I have owned the place, was all pressure treated wood and was still in reasonable shape. But, when notching a 2x10 into stringers for stairs the "points" love to eventually break off, so I had put quite a few screws in over the years to keep it all together. And at the top it was all just fastened into a piece of 3/4" plywood dropping down from the 2x10 deck framing which was definitely the weak spot.

I decided to try these Home Depot steel stair risers which cost more but saved time. The problem then is that you have to live with their step spacing and step depth which wasn't quite the same as what had been there which affects the existing railings.....but it worked. I needed seven steps which was the largest set they had available. It "bounces" a little more than wood stringers do when you walk on it but as long as the welds don't break and rust doesn't take over by this time next year I will be happy enough with it.

First picture = Me in progress

Second picture = Existing railings on now and sending a test subject (friend who stopped by to visit) up to verify integrity.

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: DavePEI on June 21, 2015, 08:35:10 AM
Dave, as they say, rust never rests. Pictures?

Ben: Here are a couple of photos of the car now after its first night back home.... Looks much better than it did! I consider that my Father's Day gift to myself :)
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: AE_Collector on June 21, 2015, 10:33:27 AM
Happy Fathers Day Dave!

I'm confused......I thought your grass, roads, driveway, cars, houses, (everything really) were all permanently painted white with some sort of really thick white paint?

Terry
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: WesternElectricBen on June 21, 2015, 10:53:37 AM
The car looks real nice, Dave.

Ben
Title: Re: Happy Father's Day!
Post by: DavePEI on June 21, 2015, 11:37:03 AM
Happy Fathers Day Dave!

I'm confused......I thought your grass, roads, driveway, cars, houses, (everything really) were all permanently painted white with some sort of really thick white paint?

Terry
They were for way too long this year  :'(