Father’s day—the day to celebrate husbands, fathers, and grandpas alike, is just around the corner. And, to celebrate, I’m sharing a brand new clip art collection. So, dress up your design for dad with one (or multiple) of these cute, hand drawn ties!
These ties are just what you need add a hand drawn touch to a Father’s Day card, or create a pattern for your own wrapping paper.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I shared some fun memories I have of my mom and grandma; so, today, in celebration of Father’s Day, here are some random memories I have of my dad and grandpa:
- My dad is a high school history teacher, and he just happened to be MY history teacher in 9th grade. My dad’s pretty laid back, and there’s no way I could have gotten the hang of calling him “Mr. Miller,” so, in class, I always just called him “Dad.” Well, eventually this caught on, and a few other kids in my class started calling him “Dad” as well. He didn’t seem to have a problem with it.
- My grandpa somehow always had the energy to keep up with us grandkids. His house is out in the country, and they have a big, gravel driveway that goes up a hill and around to the front of the house. One of my favorite things as a kid was to race the red wagon they had down the aforementioned driveway. I would sit in it, holding the wagon handle, while my grandpa would get a running start and push me down the hill. All the while, I would do my best to use the wagon handle to steer around the bend. Most of the time it worked…sometimes there would be a crash landing. My grandma didn’t approve of this somewhat dangerous pastime, but we could almost always convince my grandpa to do it anyway.
- One time, when I was 13, I was playing in a tennis tournament about an hour drive away from my house. After winning my early morning match, I had another match to play later that afternoon. Since it didn’t make sense to drive all the way home, my dad took me to iHop for a late breakfast. We didn’t eat out very often, so, believe it or not, this was pretty special! This was the first time I ever ate at iHop and I’ve never forgotten it: it was so fun just to hang out with my dad (and, side note, the hash browns were incredible)!
- My grandpa had a riding lawnmower, which was pretty much the coolest thing ever. Occasionally, he would let me drive it around the yard with the blades up, and I’m proud to say that I never crashed it! Although I came very close the running over the dog once…
I hope you enjoyed those random, but fond, memories! And have fun implementing the cute ties in my new clip art collection.