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.



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.

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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