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Its my Dad's 75th today. I sent him a text and said, "Hi Dad you are a moderately high level human now"...he swore at me. I told him to stop spending my inheritence...then he really swore at me 😉

Amisja 8 Feb 14

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That's funny , your dad swore at you , I like him already !!


‘Grumpy old git’? Are we secret sisters, lol? That’s my dad!


That just proves it, he does love you.


Geeze, my dad would have been 95 this year! He didn't leave any inheritance except emotional baggage.

Awww I am sorry. My Dad is well off but he worked hard. I don't want anything, just want to see him enjoy his life

@Amisja My dad was a brick mason, I am one of six kids. Brick masons don't work much in the winter in Nebraska. And then he remarried 6 months after my mom died, the step witch and he were miserable together for almost 30 years. It was just a messed up situation. I think I have come through it reasonably well. I did make sure my kids weren't affected, so it is just one of those things that makes you stronger. I'm glad your dad is doing well and you have a good relationship.

@HippieChick58 You can borrow him if you like? He's a grumpy assed git (as we say) but generous and can be fun.

Always a fav by the former poet laureate
This Be The Verse
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.

@Amisja OMG, that is so true. My dad was a product of his upbringing, and my great great grandfather was an abusive SOB. When my kids were little we were a military family, and they never spent much time with my dad and his wife. They were NEVER alone with Dad and step witch. So that dysfunction did not get passed down to my kids. One of my sisters and I have worked hard to overcome the legacy and we've done good. The rest of them we don't deal with much.

@HippieChick58 My love to you. We can't undo the past..we can only love going forward.

@Amisja That is so true. I intended to raise my son the way I wasn't but somehow I just turned out to be a watered down version of my father.I hope to make some amends with my grandson.

@Moravian Hugs xx

@Amisja And hugs to you too xx. Your dad sounds great. Look after him.

@Amisja one of the great poems, that. I read it to my reluctant teen the other day. He said it was cool. I think coz it's gitvthe word fuck in it

@OwlInASack I read it to my daughter, it had the opposite effect...she said, "Just because it sats 'fuck' doesn't make you cool you know"

@Amisja girls mature so much faster than boys...


I take it that you don't get along, but if I'm wrong wish your dad happy birthday from across the pond ?

Yeah we get along great. Maybe its a British thing?

@Amisja Come to think of it I don't think it's a British thing I think I've said some words to my daughter after her happy birthdays also,but I also still have the Nestle quik bunny spoon that she gave me when she was four (I use it everyday) ?

@oldFloyd awwww


Shit texting Dad - a time honored past time. 😉


I think I like your dad! ?


Did he American swear at you with true profanity like "b---h" and "f---er" or British swear with cute words like "bloody" and "wanker?"

'Piss off' and 'bugger off'

@Amisja He British swore. British profanity sounds more cute than vulgar, at least to our ears. 🙂

@Sgt_Spanky we can turn it up a bit if we have to. I raised my voice the other day and said ‘dash it all: that’s just not cricket’ to one of my old school chums

@OwlInASack Whoa! Tone down that rage before someone gets hurt.

@OwlInASack Ooooh. I’m American and I know them’s fighting words, lol.
I loved the character in Trainspotting who called everybody a cunt. That was hilarious. Then I visited Scotland and heard the cursing firsthand; I enjoyed it...Americans are very puritanical with cursing, especially the ‘c-word’.


Well the c bomb isn’t for every day use for most of us either. I have some sympathy for the Feminist view on that word. But I do also think it gets used in a much less gendered way in the UK than some folks understand.

It’s a seriously useful word if not over used!

75 is the new 55.  He's got another 30 years to go

You couldn't have simply texted him "happy birthday"? Failing to do so made it about you not him. Your inheritance quip supports that. I wouldn't leave you one damn cent - you can't condemn someone to death and then witness the kill. On top of that you have no inherent right to benefit from it.

Woah...harsh. My Dad and I have a jokey relationship. He knows I wished him happy Birthday. I sent him a card and a bottle of lovely single malt. He knows I love him. I was just illustrating the type of relationship I have with my Dad. As for his money, my sis and I have repeatedly said...leave nothing. Have fun and spend the lot. You misread this...

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