Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day.

My poppy, me + my dad dancing in the kitchen, circa 1984.

Nearly thirty years ago, Vincent Falcone became a father for the first time. That day would change his life forever, not to mention give him a few grey hairs. He was (and still is) a fantastic father. He helped me pick apples from the tree when I was too small to do it on my own, exposed me to excellent music, bought me breakfast (bagels + a cappuccino) nearly every single morning when he drove me to high school, ironed my clothes (because I was too lazy to do it myself), and didn't let me get away with murder. I was taught to respect others, to be a hard worker, and to not do anything half-assed. Even though I was a pain in his ass, he and mom raised me well. I am truly blessed to be his daughter. 

Since he's 1,200 miles away, I don't see him nearly as much as I'd like, but I get to talk to him on the phone a few times a week, even if its only for a minute. Sometimes I really wish he would text, but I should be lucky that a) he uses a cell phone, and b) that he can function on the internet, although when I tried to explain a coupon code to him, i'm pretty sure I confused the hell out of him, haha. I'm actually emailing him a few links to my blog, because he's never seen it before. I've mentioned it, but I don't think he knows what a blog is. I guess he will know now, right?

Here's a song for my dad. I remember my him singing the original version (sung by the Beatles, if you aren't familiar with it) when we were younger. I also remember my dad being a big fan of Steve Martin (watch the "King Tut" video - it'll make you laugh - old SNL skits are amazing), so he will definitely appreciate this!

Happy father's day to all of you dads out there - including pet dads, you deserve recognition too! I hope you all enjoyed the day, even if you didn't get to spend it with your dad. If he has passed, I hope you got to tell wonderful stories about him today - just because he isn't here doesn't mean you should stop celebrating him. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and have a great week!


  1. Aww... what a lovely tribute. Happy Father's Day to your dad.

  2. Beautiful Michele, but you forgot when he would feel you ice cream you would eat like a little bird or when the song Michelle by Stevie Wonder played he would always get your attention so you would hear it. He loves you very much and so do I.

    1. Mom,

      Michelle is The Beatles, silly. Don't you mean "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder?

  3. Sorry your right and he did do both songs. lol