Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I'm Fresh Out of Children

Today, my daughter turns 21. 21! By any societal measure, she is a complete, bona fide adult now, able to buy a beer, gamble, smoke, buy porn, join the military, pay taxes, sign contracts, rent a hotel room, get a tattoo, pierce whatever she chooses, and anything else she may want to do except rent a car. Since she was the youngest of my two, I no longer have "children" - I suppose I have "offspring" or "descendants" or some other less diminutive classification.

On Friday evening, she organized a sold-out crawfish boil to support CASA in New Orleans. Whatever you call her, I'm awfully proud to call her my daughter.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan the Man....today is my 67th birthday and as I read your post I am thinking that one of the most wonderful gifts in the world is being someone's little girl on your own special day--no matter how old you are...and being reminded that it IS a significant day to Mom and Dad...(not just the IRS on April 15th.)

You should be proud, but I bet she's pretty proud of you too.

4/15/2008 8:36 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

I can feel you beam with pride as you wrote your post. Your daughter is definitely special and is going to continue to do great things. Congrats on raising such a great person.

4/15/2008 9:45 AM  
Anonymous ktimmerman said...

You should be proud, Dan: just as I am proud to call you my friend.
Huggers
Karl

4/15/2008 9:46 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Happy Birthday to the youngest of the Gone Mild clan!

4/15/2008 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Nuke said...

Happy B-day to Baby Mild, and might I add...

Crawfish, yum!

4/15/2008 10:11 AM  
Blogger Spyder said...

Happy B-day A!

4/15/2008 11:05 AM  

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