Today’s the day to honor dear old Dad.

What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. ~ Proverb

Well we honored our mothers, so it is only fair that we fête our fathers too.

Since the first goslings arrived at Council Point Park in early May, I have taken many photos of the four families, but, of all the pictures that I have picked through the past six weeks, these are my absolute favorites. I will be honest and state up front that I have no idea whether this is the goose or the gander with their offspring in these sweet images. But, let’s just suppose for the sake of this Father’s Day post, that this is Papa Goose with his goslings, okay? Happy Father’s Day!

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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30 Responses to Today’s the day to honor dear old Dad.

  1. Uncle Tree says:

    🙂 Thank you, Linda! 🙂

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  2. susieshy45 says:

    Happy Fathers’ Day to all the daddies of the world. Everyone says and praises mums and they do deserve the praise but there is another group that deserves mention- the dads. I have a dad who gave up a lot of worldly comforts so I could have them. He taught me not to compromise on my principles come what may. My husband is another father of my acquaintance- he never had a father experience in his life growing up but he has been a great father to my children. He is loyal, hard working, stoic and remarkably mindful of the comfort of others’.
    Bless all fathers!
    Susie

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Susie – kudos to your father for instilling principles in you and providing for you while doing so. I have no issues with my father from the years when I was growing up – he provided for my mother and me, gave me an education for as long as I chose to be in college, bought me a new car after high school graduation to go to college so I was safe while commuting to school, and never charged me room and board, even when I was done with school and in the work world (though not using my schooling sadly) so that I could travel before I settled down. That was all good, BUT … he later said “I paid for your education – you did not make anything of yourself as I expected you would, so I could have bought myself a T-bird or your mother a sable coat … you disappoint me.” So that was not very nice and had I paid for my education, perhaps I would have tried a little harder to find something in my chosen profession. So, any and all good that my father ever did for me growing up was erased the day he stole all the money in their joint bank account and annuity account by forging my mother’s name, and returning to his native Germany, leaving my mother with no income, no health insurance (and with multiple medical conditions) and too young to collect social security. Bless the fathers who continue to love and protect their offspring their entire lives.

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      • susieshy45 says:

        What a story- there is love and tears in it. But it is your life to live as you wish- in your way, where you are happy. Perhaps you chose the road less travelled and were happy with that road and perhaps daddy wanted you go the set road.

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Well, he was disappointed that I graduated from school and could not get a job … there were so many students going in print journalism (due to Watergate in 1972) that my last trimester at Wayne State University they couldn’t even place all the students in internships … not enough newspapers so I was placed with a public relations agency writing “wire shorts” (it did not help to find a job when I had no real meaningful experience either). So, yes it was admirable about putting me through school, but he should not have whined about the waste of money and not being able to find a job. I did get a job at an advertising agency and we lost out biggest account and most of my bosses left for other agencies.

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      • Joni says:

        IMO the one big bad cancels out all the smaller good things. It would be hard to have any trust in someone who would do such an awful thing!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Yes you are entirely right Joni – that one big bad negated any good he had ever done and I am not a person who will forgive and forget.

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  3. Laurie says:

    That “father” goose looks like he is pretty good at keeping his babies in line! Happy Fathers’ Day!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Yes, I thought so too Laurie – he was so attentive to his offspring, bending way down to their level. If only the goslings could stay that size forever. Hope you had a fun Father’s Day and that your weather was better than ours … we had what you had for your run the other night. It has poured here since before dawn.

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      • Laurie says:

        We had a wonderful Fathers’ Day. We went to our youngest son’s house for dinner. Got caught in a downpour on the way over, though!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        That sounds nice – I know you don’t live far as you pick your grandsons up from school sometimes. Not fun with the rain – same here, we had a downpour all day, the likes of your trail run – ugh.

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      • Laurie says:

        We live about half an hour away. I think you must be so tired of all the rain!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        Yes, Sunday was a real down day as it rained the entire day- they originally went on about “don’t be bummed by the start of the day as you’ll get your BBQ in by mid-afternoon” … that just didn’t happen and with a stormy day Thursday and a stormy Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning, the parks are going to flood even more than they are now. The rain is certainly wearing out its welcome – that’s for sure. The farmers can’t get their crops planted and there are big worries there as well.

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  4. Shelley says:

    Ah, yes, you chose excellent photos and I agree – it’s hard to tell between mom & pops when it comes to geese!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Glad you like them Shelley – the goslings were very young in these shots. Geese mates are like blue jays – the difference is so subtle in blue jays, you have to be an expert to notice it. In Canada Geese it is the size only, the female is smaller, but in these pics, who knows? I liked the photos because they reminded me of a human bending down to a young child’s eye level to communicate.

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      • Shelley says:

        Ah, makes sense – I’ve noticed that about Blue Jays, just thought it was two males chatting.
        You’re right, it does look like they were bending down to the child’s level. The photos are such great shots!

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      • lindasschaub says:

        I think that it was endeared me to those photos. The one full face forward not so much but they were still cute then. I saw the first family of geese this morning – cannot tell them from the parents as they are full-grown, fully feathered now. The blue jays are not distinguishable – I read that before … it is very subtle and unless you’re a bird expert you won’t notice it. Even the robins are different … the female being the same color combo (yellow beak, white ring around the eye and red front, just paler) … at a glance, all robins look alike to me. 🙂

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  5. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………………I get it……………………………I don’t know anyone to celebrate for Fathers Day either

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful day!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      Thank you – it was actually an ugly weather day here in Southeast Michigan – a totally rainy day … just one of many this year, but it was a weekend so I caught up on some much-neglected tasks in the house. I am hearing the forecast for this weekend and it does not sound much better unfortunately!

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  7. Mackenzie says:

    I literally just learned what “fete” meant a couple days ago! Isn’t that funny when you learn something and then see it everywhere?! Cute Father’s Day post too!

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    • lindasschaub says:

      I have had that happen as well … my boss likes the word “kerfuffle” and has been using it in letters and e-mails the last few years. I originally thought it was his own word, a made-up word even … then suddenly every time I turned around, I’d see that word in news articles on social media. It’s kind of a fun word. Those were my favorite pictures of the goslings at their fuzzy stage. Glad you liked them Mackenzie.

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