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Topic: Happy Fathers Day!
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Happy Fathers Day!
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:39am



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Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:43am


Posted By: IslandSuga
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 5:46am
So glad I was able to spend a few days with my parents this weekend. Just wish I spent a little more time with them, but with one tv and my dad watching the world cup I was engrossed by orange is the new black on my laptop lol.


Posted By: femmefatale85
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 6:16am
are there any fathers here? if so happy fathers' day

i miss my dad

working 7 am to 10 pm today...i hope i can talk to him at some point :(



Posted By: keelolo1
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 7:41am
happy fathers day


Posted By: jonesable
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 7:41am
Happy Father's Day to all dads.

Happy Father's Day to mine too.
Wish I could tell him but still good memories of previous ones


Posted By: zolloh
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 8:21am
LOL LOL LOL
Originally posted by HuffPost HuffPost wrote:


Father's Day: The Year I Gave Dad a Real Humdinger



It was Father's Day, and I was 11. It was the first year without my mom, and I was on my own for a gift.

Between Christmas and his birthday, I'd already given dad Soap on a Rope, English Leather and a "World's Greatest Dad" statuette from Hallmark. How does a kid top that? I wasn't yet allowed to take a bus to the mall or a train to the city, so I walked up Avenue J, my local shopping district, on a quest for the perfect gift.

The avenue was teeming with shops, but not the kind where you'd buy a Father's Day present. There was a costume jewelry store, Ratchik's bakery, a bagel shop and a candy store by the train station that served old-fashioned malteds and sold magazines and comic books. There was a falafel shop, a kosher butcher, DiFara's Pizza, the Joy Fong Chinese restaurant and a candle and incense shop I was told catered to hippies (to cover up the smell of "the marijuana").

Further down the avenue were gems like the House of Hocus Pocus, but I didn't think dad would like invisible ink or a deck of trick cards. And I definitely didn't think I could score his present at the wig shop or matronly lingerie store, where women from the old country molested you with a tape measure, then brought out all kinds of under-armor fit for your Nana.

With nowhere else to turn, I ended up at my go-to gift spot: the Silver Rod Pharmacy, where I beelined it past the Fleet enemas and O'Henry bar in search of something worthy of my father.

Like most men in the days prior to the high-tech era, dad loved gadgets. He had an electric shoe shine machine, a weather radio, a movie camera and projector, a tape recorder and a slide projector. I wanted to get him something to add to his collection.

Silver Rod had electric razors, but dad shaved the old-fashioned way. There were Kodak instamatic cameras and transistor radios, but dad already had those things.

That's when I spotted a tall glass case with specialty items that required the help of a saleslady. There had to be good stuff in there, right? That merchandise was so special, it was under lock and key!

Peeking into the case, my eyes landed on an excellent gift ... the gift of all gifts: a cordless personal neck massager. I just knew that would be a big hit!

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2014-06-12-Osterhandmassager.jpg" rel="nofollow">2014-06-12-Osterhandmassager.jpg You see, dad loved when we kids gave him massages. He'd get down on the carpet, while we watched The Six Million Dollar Man, and we'd karate chop him and walk on his back. In fact, one of his gadgets was a plug-in Oster massager where you slipped your fingers into these elastic bands, so a miniature motor could rest on the back of your hand. It vibrated my entire arm as I pounded on his back.

I hated that thing. It was heavy, made for the hand of an adult, and the powerful vibrations gave me a headache. So when I saw the neck massager, I knew that was what I wanted to buy. I could give dad awesome back massages with that. And I wouldn't have hand fatigue or run the risk of being electrocuted.

The neck massager in the case was ideal for soothing back, neck or chin pain, according to the booklet. Who on earth massages their chin, I wondered? Still, it said this handy little device could massage all different muscles that are tense from overwork.

Perfect, I thought. My dad was a surgeon, who left the house at 5 a.m. for his operations, and he worked late nights in the emergency room. He was always exhausted and achy.

The box said the vibrations were calming and stimulated your circulation for a genuine feeling of refreshment.

Perfect again! Dad needed refreshment. He could be on his feet for eight hours straight when he was in surgery. This was just what he needed to relieve soreness, fatigue and tight muscles.

My gift was high-tech at its finest in 1974. The new massager was lightweight, battery-operated and, at $8.95, I could totally afford it. So I handed over the change from my Snoopy bank, took it home, wrapped it up and hid it in my closet, behind my Mystery Date game.

And that's where my memory ends. I have absolutely no recollection of giving my dad his gift or his reaction. I'm sure he "oohed" and "aahed" as dads do, whether you give them an expensive tie or a treasure box made of Popsicle® sticks. But I definitely remember that the gift remained in his closet, unused.

This all came back to me recently in a 'Nam-like flashback, as I was driving down the highway, passing a sign for an adult superstore. In a moment of clarity, I burst out laughing as my 40-year-old repressed memory took shape in my head: the narrow rectangular box with a picture of a lady, her head tilted back, as she gently held this massage wand to her neck and shoulder... the booklet that promised deep, "penetrating comfort."

"Oh my God," I shrieked to my husband, laughing and snorting so hard, I could barely breathe. "I gave my dad a vibrator."

I'm sure it was, indeed, meant to get rid of muscle tension, increase circulation and leave a user feeling refreshed... but having lived half a century now, I'm now quite certain it was never meant for one's chin.

Today "personal massagers" have been rebranded and are sold in every size, shape, color and material, in stores patronized exclusively by adults. These shops are easily identified, because they're usually named after felines ("The Lion's Den," "The Pink coochiecat Boutique") or the destination one hopes to reach with their purchase ("The Pleasure Chest," "Early to Bed," "Shag"). The packaging is mostly transparent, and there is little question as to the product inside or its purpose.

So, fortunately, today's innocents will be saved the debilitating shame and horror I now feel.

I gave my daddy a sex toy for Father's Day.

The lady at Silver Rod helped me do it.

And while I usually like to create a buzz, if you'll excuse me, I need to go call a therapist.







Posted By: AshBash89
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 8:28am
Happy Father's Day. I'm a big daddy's girl and miss my dad like crazy. I'm about to meet my mom at the airport(she has a layover) and I have money to give her so she'll get him his favorite bottle.


Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 8:58am
Happy Father's Day!!!!!!

Big up my Daddy!


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 8:02pm
Thumbs Up


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 10:36pm
happy fathers day to all!


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 10:41pm
This thread is so short lort.

Happy Father's Day to the BHM fathers.Party


Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 11:20pm
Originally posted by zolloh zolloh wrote:

LOL LOL LOL
Originally posted by HuffPost HuffPost wrote:


Father's Day: The Year I Gave Dad a Real Humdinger



It was Father's Day, and I was 11. It was the first year without my mom, and I was on my own for a gift.

Between Christmas and his birthday, I'd already given dad Soap on a Rope, English Leather and a "World's Greatest Dad" statuette from Hallmark. How does a kid top that? I wasn't yet allowed to take a bus to the mall or a train to the city, so I walked up Avenue J, my local shopping district, on a quest for the perfect gift.

The avenue was teeming with shops, but not the kind where you'd buy a Father's Day present. There was a costume jewelry store, Ratchik's bakery, a bagel shop and a candy store by the train station that served old-fashioned malteds and sold magazines and comic books. There was a falafel shop, a kosher butcher, DiFara's Pizza, the Joy Fong Chinese restaurant and a candle and incense shop I was told catered to hippies (to cover up the smell of "the marijuana").

Further down the avenue were gems like the House of Hocus Pocus, but I didn't think dad would like invisible ink or a deck of trick cards. And I definitely didn't think I could score his present at the wig shop or matronly lingerie store, where women from the old country molested you with a tape measure, then brought out all kinds of under-armor fit for your Nana.

With nowhere else to turn, I ended up at my go-to gift spot: the Silver Rod Pharmacy, where I beelined it past the Fleet enemas and O'Henry bar in search of something worthy of my father.

Like most men in the days prior to the high-tech era, dad loved gadgets. He had an electric shoe shine machine, a weather radio, a movie camera and projector, a tape recorder and a slide projector. I wanted to get him something to add to his collection.

Silver Rod had electric razors, but dad shaved the old-fashioned way. There were Kodak instamatic cameras and transistor radios, but dad already had those things.

That's when I spotted a tall glass case with specialty items that required the help of a saleslady. There had to be good stuff in there, right? That merchandise was so special, it was under lock and key!

Peeking into the case, my eyes landed on an excellent gift ... the gift of all gifts: a cordless personal neck massager. I just knew that would be a big hit!

http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2014-06-12-Osterhandmassager.jpg" rel="nofollow">2014-06-12-Osterhandmassager.jpg You see, dad loved when we kids gave him massages. He'd get down on the carpet, while we watched The Six Million Dollar Man, and we'd karate chop him and walk on his back. In fact, one of his gadgets was a plug-in Oster massager where you slipped your fingers into these elastic bands, so a miniature motor could rest on the back of your hand. It vibrated my entire arm as I pounded on his back.

I hated that thing. It was heavy, made for the hand of an adult, and the powerful vibrations gave me a headache. So when I saw the neck massager, I knew that was what I wanted to buy. I could give dad awesome back massages with that. And I wouldn't have hand fatigue or run the risk of being electrocuted.

The neck massager in the case was ideal for soothing back, neck or chin pain, according to the booklet. Who on earth massages their chin, I wondered? Still, it said this handy little device could massage all different muscles that are tense from overwork.

Perfect, I thought. My dad was a surgeon, who left the house at 5 a.m. for his operations, and he worked late nights in the emergency room. He was always exhausted and achy.

The box said the vibrations were calming and stimulated your circulation for a genuine feeling of refreshment.

Perfect again! Dad needed refreshment. He could be on his feet for eight hours straight when he was in surgery. This was just what he needed to relieve soreness, fatigue and tight muscles.

My gift was high-tech at its finest in 1974. The new massager was lightweight, battery-operated and, at $8.95, I could totally afford it. So I handed over the change from my Snoopy bank, took it home, wrapped it up and hid it in my closet, behind my Mystery Date game.

And that's where my memory ends. I have absolutely no recollection of giving my dad his gift or his reaction. I'm sure he "oohed" and "aahed" as dads do, whether you give them an expensive tie or a treasure box made of Popsicle® sticks. But I definitely remember that the gift remained in his closet, unused.

This all came back to me recently in a 'Nam-like flashback, as I was driving down the highway, passing a sign for an adult superstore. In a moment of clarity, I burst out laughing as my 40-year-old repressed memory took shape in my head: the narrow rectangular box with a picture of a lady, her head tilted back, as she gently held this massage wand to her neck and shoulder... the booklet that promised deep, "penetrating comfort."

"Oh my God," I shrieked to my husband, laughing and snorting so hard, I could barely breathe. "I gave my dad a vibrator."

I'm sure it was, indeed, meant to get rid of muscle tension, increase circulation and leave a user feeling refreshed... but having lived half a century now, I'm now quite certain it was never meant for one's chin.

Today "personal massagers" have been rebranded and are sold in every size, shape, color and material, in stores patronized exclusively by adults. These shops are easily identified, because they're usually named after felines ("The Lion's Den," "The Pink coochiecat Boutique") or the destination one hopes to reach with their purchase ("The Pleasure Chest," "Early to Bed," "Shag"). The packaging is mostly transparent, and there is little question as to the product inside or its purpose.

So, fortunately, today's innocents will be saved the debilitating shame and horror I now feel.

I gave my daddy a sex toy for Father's Day.

The lady at Silver Rod helped me do it.

And while I usually like to create a buzz, if you'll excuse me, I need to go call a therapist.





lmfao!!!!CryLOLCry


Posted By: ImThatDiva
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 11:22pm
Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Had a joint Father's day celebration with my dad and uncles.We had so much fun! The weather was great.


Posted By: trudawg
Date Posted: Jun 15 2014 at 11:45pm
THANK YOU!


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 12:51am


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:14am
I think trudawg is the only Daddy here

Happy Father's Day to any and all Daddies


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:24am
Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

This thread is so short lort.

Happy Father's Day to the BHM fathers.Party

DeadDead





Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:43am
Was it joe who said Father's Day is the worst day on bhm?


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:55am
none of you are fathers though  (except one)

And our dads/husbands/baby daddies don't post here lol




Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 2:12am
Was it joe who said Father's Day is the worst day on bhm?


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 6:31am
i think there was one other poster who had children...nam or something like that.  i don't think he posts anymore tho...


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:13pm
Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

none of you are fathers though  (except one)

And our dads/husbands/baby daddies don't post here lol




exactly.LOL


Plus, Father's day never gets as much attention  as mother's D.   Poor dad. LOL


Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:14pm
Originally posted by ThoughtCouture ThoughtCouture wrote:

i think there was one other poster who had children...nam or something like that.  i don't think he posts anymore tho...


Naim!? I remember him vaguely,  but fondly.


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 1:21pm
yep.  that him purp!


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 2:33pm

Super Dads: Amazing Black Father Travels By Train, Bus And Shuttle To Get His Baby Boy To Chemotherapy

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Father Travels By Train, Bus And Shuttle To Get His Baby To Chemotherapy

Via http://www.11alive.com/story/life/2014/06/13/childrens-healthcare-of-atlanta-super-dads/10418089/" rel="nofollow - 11 Alive News :

This weekend, fathers across Metro Atlanta will unwrap hand-painted mugs, ugly ties, and #1 Dad t-shirts. For all they do, one day of thanks doesn’t seem like enough. When a crisis hits, dads step up to do anything for their kids. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta found creativity surges for dads.

Dr. Jim Fortenberry put together a “super dads” list. “Nothing is off limits for these guys, and their actions become hospital lore that we talk about for years.”

He says the dads and granddads on the list “provided their kids with a kind of medicine you won’t find in any pharmacy.”

Ten-month-old Russell Jr. (“R.J.”) is battling liver cancer. To get to the hospital for R.J.’s chemotherapy infusions, father and son take a train, a bus and a shuttle. Along the way, R.J. naps and takes in views of the Atlanta skyline from the comfort of his dad’s chest.

If this story didn’t make you cry then you might be a terrorist and can’t be trusted. Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing fathers, grandfathers, step-dads and father figures out there!!!!!!



Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 2:37pm


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Jun 16 2014 at 2:49pm
Thumbs UpAlias Cry


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Jun 17 2014 at 10:02am


Posted By: ThoughtCouture
Date Posted: Jun 17 2014 at 11:29am
Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

 
Heart


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jun 17 2014 at 11:33am
Dead

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:



Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Jun 19 2014 at 3:00am

Dad Is Honored by His Wife And 15 Children On Father’s Day

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Jerome Adkins (pictured far left with 13 of his 15 children) is a true example of what a man should be and his roles as a nurturer and provider did not go unnoticed as he was feted on Father’s Day by his wife of 21 years, LaChelle (pictured far right), and their 15 children, reports http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/father-15-treated-fathers-day-dinner/ngLnM/" rel="nofollow - WSB-TV .

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The McDonough, Ga., Adkins crew decided to take Jerome out on Father’s Day for an Italian dinner to let him know just how special he is to each and every one of them. Going out to eat is a rarity for the Adkins clan because Dad had such a demanding schedule when he was in the military, but last year, he retired. Now Jerome is a church pastor and his schedule is more flexible.

According to LaChelle, Jerome works nonstop to make sure his family is well taken care of not only outside of the home, but emotionally. He also plays an active role in all of the lives of his children. Jerome, who always wanted a brood of his own to love, searched for a woman who was willing to join him on his fatherhood quest, he tells WSB-TV, “I always knew I wanted a lot of children and was fortunate to find a wife who could bless me with that desire.”

Even though LaChelle does not work outside of the home, Jerome is fine with this arrangement and sees it as his duty to provide financial stability for his large family stating, “My mission is to provide for them all and be available to support them in as many activities that I can. Our arrangement with my wife as a homemaker makes it possible and is a sacrifice financially because our income would be double if she worked because she has a marketing degree from Indiana University.”

LaChelle heralds her partner in life as having a persona that is incomparable and how parenting with him is not a chore. The mom tells WSB-TV, “He has an amazing personality and makes parenthood a joy and his insight helps us solve our parenting dilemmas successfully.”

Jerome’s family told WSB-TV, the love they have for their dad is “infinite” and he is also chock-full of life lessons that they carry with them wherever they go. According to the couple’s oldest son, Jonathan, “Our father has always told us that it is important to do your best in all that you do and strive for excellence. He has also told us that we can do anything we set our mind to. This philosophy has given me the confidence to step out and start my own disc jockey business.”

The Adkins’ oldest daughter, Taylor, who is a senior at the University of Georgia, told the news outlet that she is glad that her dad’s rigorous schedule has relaxed, so that they can do special things like go out to dinner as a family, “We are used to our father working constantly so this is a nice change to celebrate as a family.”

Way to go, Jerome!




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