Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ballgame Tonight

Dad loved sports & athletics of any kind. He was a great athlete when he was younger, and also loved coaching and officiating. He officiated high school football games, and coached Little League baseball, men's fast pitch softball and women's slow pitch softball. This is a pic of him, taken around 1963-64 when he was coaching a women's softball team ... setting out the sign on game day.
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Neil Young ~ Daddy Went Walking

My old dad went a walkin' one day
Pushing tall weeds right outta his way
My old dad went a walkin' one day
Hey now, hey now

Corduroy pants and an old plaid shirt
Daddy went a walkin' just to feel the earth
Got a little dirty but that's all right
Hey now, hey now

Old man crossin' the road
You've got to let him go
Old man crossin' the road
He's feelin' fine

Daddy went a ridin' in his old car
Took the dog with him 'cause it ain't too far
Daddy went ridin' in his old car
Hey now, hey now

Brown leather boots and an old straw hat
Daddy's getting wood with the barnyard cat
Got a little dirty but that's all right
Hey now, hey now

Old man crossin' the road
You've got to let him go
Old man crossin' the road
He's feelin' fine

Mama's waiting at the top of the hill
They'll be laughing, oh the stories they'll tell
When he holds her in his arms again
They'll be sweethearts, they'll have time on their hands

My old dad went a walkin' one day
Pushing tall weeds right outta his way
My old dad went a walkin' one day
Hey now, hey now

Corduroy pants and an old plaid shirt
Daddy went a walkin' just to feel the earth
Got a little dirty but that's all right
Hey now, hey now

Daddy went a ridin' in his old car
Took the dog with him 'cause it ain't too far
Daddy went ridin' in his old car
Hey now, hey now

Brown leather boots and an old straw hat
Daddy's getting wood with the barnyard cat
Got a little dirty but that's all right
Hey now, hey now....

2 comments:

Joycee said...

We remember the little things about our Dad's. Mine loved gardening and fishing, I can't do either one without thinking of Daddy.

Chez said...

My dad enjoyed those activities also, MzJoy ... as do I. I wonder why? Every year he planted a big vegetable garden ... and when the very first ripe tomatoes were ready for pickin' he would come into the house and git the salt shaker, and go out into the garden & pick that first tomato of the season - pull the salt shaker out of his overalls pocket & eat that tomato right there standing in the middle of the garden. Now I do it ... my first ripe tomatoes of this season still a couple of weeks away.