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


I will fete fathers, just like mothers, so let me wish you Happy Father’s Day if it applies.

Back in May, the weekend after Council Point Park so abruptly closed, I wondered if I would have fresh fodder for blog posts until it re-opened. Sure, I had lots of photos that I’d taken and were languishing in my picture folders, but each year I try to get some cute baby and parent photos to use for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

So, off I went to Elizabeth Park, on Sunday, May 3rd, hoping to catch a glimpse of some goslings. Lucky for me, there were several families paddling around in the canal.

A peaceful morning spent watching geese and goslings. I like the family in the foreground best.

While I shouldn’t play favorites, by far, these were the cutest goslings of the bunch.

A father’s pride and joy are his offspring, no matter how young or old they are.
He protects them as long as he is able, for one day they will leave and start their own families.
Little one – may you always look up to your father for guidance ‘cuz life sure is tough sometimes.

And now I’ll leave you with a quote:

“The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child.” —Roy Lessin

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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, though 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. - Linda Schaub
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26 Responses to What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander.

  1. Sandra J says:

    Beautiful Fathers Day Post Linda, loved it.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Eliza says:

    This is gorgeous. I love it… you tied the pictures and thoughts really well together.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ruthsoaper says:

    Beautiful Linda. They are so cute.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. AnnMarie R stevens says:

    Miss Linda……………………………that was a good Fathers Day Blog……………………..that quote is absolutely true about your father leaving an imprint on you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked it Ann Marie- I liked that quote too because I recently read that ducklings imprints instantly to their moms and know to follow them around and if they are without a mom, they will imprint to a human within a few days, thinking this is their mom. How interesting is that?


  5. Great Fathers Day post! The goose dad did look awfully proud of his brood… as well he should. They are adorable.

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  6. What a perfect quote Linda. This was such an appropriate post for Father’s Day!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Laurie says:

    I love your Father’s Day quote, Linda. It is so true, for better or for worse. We all have been affected in some way by our fathers. So glad you were able to get to the park while the goslings are little. They are so cute!

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    • Linda Schaub says:

      Glad you liked it Laurie – imprinting is big, whether by furry or feathered critters or humans. The goslings are so cute when they are this size. By now they are likely ready to fledge.


  8. Pam Lazos says:

    Adorbs, Linda!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. J P says:

    Thanks for the Father’s Day wishes and the quotation. I believe that quotation to be true.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. What a cute post ❤ I love the quote at the end too. Beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

    • Linda Schaub says:

      Thank you Zena – I saw that goose with his offspring about three weeks before I used the photo and decided it was perfect to save for Father’s Day. The quote sure fit the day, didn’t it?


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