Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Tomorrow, Thursday 20th November, is my Dad's 70th birthday!

Indulge me while I tell you a funny story about my Dad. A couple of years ago he had cancer of the colon and had to have major surgery and treatment. Obviously, that's not the funny part of the story, but I'm getting there! After all this, there were certain foods he was not allowed to eat, one of them being his absolute favourite in the entire world: nuts.

Imagine then my horror, to arrive up at the hospital to see him one evening and find that some well meaning visitor had left him a giant size bar of Cadburys Whole Nut chocolate, and only the wrapper was left intact!

I of course told him off very severely for going against his consultants instructions, at which point he sheepishly produced a bed pan from beside his bed, full of hazel nuts.

He had sucked all the chocolate off and spat the nuts into the bedpan ... bless! Mind you, you gotta feel sorry for the poor nurse who was going to come across that bedpan later that night.

Happy Birthday Dad, and many many more of them. (Mum, show him this, would you!!)


judysteapot said...

Happy birthday to your dad and I hope that you all, as a family, will be able to celebrate this milestone..

my dad hit 70 earlier in the year and as he was born in Bombay I couldn't take him to Bombay but brought Bombay to him and ordered Indian food prepared by caters served on silver dishes etc..he was over the moon!!

jsi said...

Happy birthday to your home. You have a very sweet story about your dad.

Dana said...

Happy Birthday Ali's dad!

Ali, that was awesome...your dad and your mom both make me smile!

I can see where you get your talent from. :)