What’s Your Funniest Memory of Your Dad?

Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day. Many of us may have had a funny memory or two with our dads. Did he fall out of the boat on your first fishing trip together? Can you look back now and laugh at his wedding speech that made you want to hide under the table? Share your funniest or most embarrassing memories of your dad in today’s Throwback Thursday

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Bonnie C June 25, 2015 at 9:37 am

My father used to take me and a few of my brothers with him when he went hunting, fishing, picking berries, etc. I was the only girl in the family allowed to tag along. We were hunting one day with one of dad's friends, and he had brought along his dog "Boomer" (so named because of his bark). One of my brothers remarked on how big the dog was and wondered if it was going to keep growing. Another brother said, "probably, look how big his paws are." My father mis-heard, and thought my brothers were being crude in front of their little sister (me), and smacked my brother. When we realized why my brother had been hit, we all teased dad about needing a hearing aid.

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TONI June 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

YEARS AGO DURING THE HOLLOWEEN SEASON,MY YOUNGER BROTHER PUT A SMALL RUBBER SPIDER RING IN A CORNER OF THE LIVING ROOM AN SCREAMED "OH MY GOD LOOK AT THAT BIG SPIDER",MY DAD JUMPED UP, GRABBED ONE OF HIS SHOES AN BEGIN HITTING THAT FAKE SPIDER UNTIL HE REALIZED IT WASNT SMASHED UP OR DYING, AN WE STILL GET A GOOD LAUGH TILL THIS DAY WHEN WE BRING UP THAT STORY :).

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Gary Wayne June 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Perhaps not the funniest but one of my fondest memories..... My father had the ability to sleep anywhere and at anytime. The two of us went to the premiere of Bullitt in a 2500 seat, sold out theatre. The film was famous for one the first, exciting car chases. As the house lights dimmed, I noticed that my father fell asleep immediately. As the house lights came back on and people began to leave, my father awakened, unaware that I knew he had slept through the entire action- packed film.
He looked over at me,smiled, and said, "Great movie".

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Claire June 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

My birth father died at 34. I have a sweet/funny memory of him when I was an obstinate four year old. I didn't want to go to bed and sat cross-legged on a blanket in the living room, refusing to go upstairs. He simply picked up all four corners of the blanket and slung me over his shoulder like a bag. I remember the feeling of bumping gently against his back as he carried me up to bed.

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Karen June 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

Years back we were visiting my grandmother out of town and because her house was small, we had to sleep wherever we could. My daughter and I got the living room sofa which rolled out into a full size bed. Early one morning my dad thought he would be funny and catch us sleeping and take a picture with a Polaroid instant camera. He stood over us with the camera focused and pushed the button. There was a flash and the picture came out only to reveal a picture with only half of his own face wearing a sneaky grin – he had the camera turned the wrong way! That picture always brings us a laugh and is one of my favorites to this day!

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Roseann Harris June 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

Trying to impress my toddler cousin in the mid-1970's, my father attempted to eat his playdough-made pizza pie at dinner. Needless to say, he took off running for the bathroom & couldn't get the taste out of his mouth for hours.

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Rebecca Scholz June 18, 2015 at 8:28 am

I grew up in the 60's. My dad was lucky enough to have five daughters. When boys started coming around (with long hair), he bought a barber pole and put it on our front porch. Occasionally, he would answer the door with a pair of scissors in hand. One poor guy locked himself in the bathroom, fearing a shearing. My sisters and I all had different reactions to these events, depending on who was targeted and wether they had a sense of humor. Our friends all loved my dad even when he was pulling these pranks.

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Yvette June 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

Watching in awe as a caterpillar dropped into our Pop's open mouth while he snoozed under a tree and the resultant gag and spit and spit and spit as he woke up and realized there was a foreign body in his mouth. The caterpillar was gone with the first spitout, but he just keep spitting...we were young and ridiculous and it was just the height of hilarity to us.

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