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Just Like Dad – Friday Fictioneers

Good Thursday, my Peeps!  I am a tad later than usual as my computer decided that life was not worth living and died in my arms.  Not one to grieve too long, and knowing that my brother-in-law will do his best to retrieve what he can out of the damn thing, I put my man-child to work to find me the best deal I could get immediately.  Am now typing from my brand-spanking-new laptop.  Oh the joys of setting up all your “stuff”!

Enough about that.  Thank you, always, to Rochelle for keeping us in line.  And this week, thank you to Courtney Wright for the use of her wonderful picture this week.

Sorry… can’t log it to include the frog this week… so, go to Rochelle’s blog and click on hers!

Just like Dad

He was so excited.  He got the job working in the shop around the corner from home.

“You need construction boots with a steel cap, don’t you?” Mom asked.

“Yeah,” Son answered

“Here, try your dad’s.  I bet you they fit.”

He put them on and it was like they were made for him.


Off he went for his very first full-time job.

In the early afternoon, Mom received the text:  “I must have inherited Dad’s genes.  I’m a natural.”

Tears in her eyes, she replied:  “I’m not surprised.  He would have been so proud of you, you know.”


93 thoughts on “Just Like Dad – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Now, I know the turmoil and rigmorale of having a computer die and you, and having to launch a new one. And so, even if this had been a right rubbishy story, I still would have rated it as good. As it is, it was delightful and excellently crafted. You must be one of the unfortunately blessed to work well in the face of adversity. You might need to think about that to get what I mean. 🙂

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  2. Q,

    There HAD to be a Dad involved if the photograph includes duct tape. Just saying. I mean, if we go back to the time of Moses, rumor has it he wanted to tape the tablet he dropped back together with duct tape. Today? He simply would have gone to Best Buy and gotten another one.

    Here’s to Dads and Sons, and the ties that will always bind.

    Love and duct tape

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  3. Such a nice story, filling those boots – no wonder mum is proud of him. Enjoy the new ‘stuff’ – I had to do that with a new phone recently, silly how excited you get before realising it’s much the same as the old one 🙂

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  4. I can empathize! Spilled coffee all over mine last week. All hell breaks loose when I don’t have a working computer :-). Glad to hear you’re up and running again!

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  5. Dear Dale,

    I see that I didn’t even have to ask the question. Your story definitely rings true. Poignant and well done.
    I’m not sure which is more upsetting, having the car die or the computer? Glad you have the new one and used Son-Power to get it working.



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    • Dear Rochelle,

      If I wasn’t having so many issues, I would have included a pic of father and son… maybe I still will…

      Yes son-power came through!

      Lotsa love,


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  6. Lovely story 🙂 And a little sad that dad wasn’t around to see it.

    Sorry to hear about your poor computer, but I’m glad your man-child was standing ready to leap into action to save the day 🙂

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  7. So touching Dale..Mom and Dad are proud of him for sure 🙂 We have my dad’s belongings still at the house and it’s like he’s still there.. Great story 🙂

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  8. Lovely story, sounds like a true one.
    Depending on how old your old computer was, you will enjoy the new faster model. Then after a month you will think the old one was faster 😉

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    • Yes… a true story!
      As for the computer… it’s a laptop so for sure it won’t be as powerful as a desktop but it’s what I wanted so…


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