Sunday, June 17, 2007

Life List Day 91 - Learn to Tie a Tie


With today being Father's Day, it makes me think of all the things my son's dad isn't around to teach him (having died five years ago when Danny was nine).

Today, I decided to take on one of those "dad things." (I thought about teaching Danny to shave, but he's already figured that one out on his own - and may soon need to teach me, as I'm not that many years away from chin hairs.)

Anyway, I taught him to tie a tie.

In order to do so, I had to learn it myself - which I did by googling the instructions shown above.

I figure it'll come in handy for him at some point... and for me as well if the Annie Hall look ever comes back in vogue.

7 comments:

J.L. Murphey said...

Sad and poignant at the same time. It's great your son has you.

Mike M said...

Thanks. Now i know I've been doing it wrong all these years!! :O)
(honestly) I'm going to steal the picture and learn it.

Paper Fan Club said...

Jill, what a great idea for a blog -- truly inspired. I love your writing style and the easy to read layout too. I'll definitely check back soon!

Paul Champagne said...

You learned how to tie a necktie from that series of pics ... I am in awe of you.

someGirl said...

Hello Jill. I'll say to you what i said to my sister on Sunday, "Happy Fathers Day" [She shares a similar story] It's mind boggling how one does the job of two parents...Repayment comes in the form of your son remembering this little gem years down the road and be utterly amazed by you. Have a good day.

Livingsword said...

Ties are torture, who came up with the idea that tying some piece of silk around your neck was a good fashion statement? Probably the same person that came up with stiletto heals for women!

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