Sunday, June 17, 2012
Tell us your favorite Dad-isms.
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- Kiri Walton
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I got the chance to spend Father's Day with my dad, who drove down from Nashville to hear me sing in the choir and spend time with me. Growing up, I probably heard it a million times. I'm not exaggerating. My dad always told me, "Work before play." Because of that, my work ethic is strong, maybe too strong. However, I feel so blessed to have learned this lesson from my dad.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
If you're still having to buy a Father's Day gift, don't sweat it. Here's some help.
This Father’s Day gift thing isn’t really that complicated. So don't sweat it, procrastinators. Dads like what they like — yes, even the “Three Stooges” — and that’s just the way it is. Take it from this Dad, if you get a gift that falls into his personal interest zone, you’re going to be fine. But what if Father’s Day 2012 is staring you down and you’re still at a loss about what to get? Don’t sweat it. There’s still time. Here are some last-minute, easy-to-get, gift ideas that are better than a necktie and will be appreciated by nearly every Dad — well, by many of them, anyway, including (hint) me. And check out our links at the bottom of this article for more great ideas. 1. Food. A Sunday brunch may be the way to go on Mother’s Day…
Check out these fun events in and around South Cobb that you can enjoy with Dad.
Candlelite Concert Series What: Randle Bramblett performs at the second Candlelite Concert of the summer. Bring a picnic and come early for best seating. Food is also available at the concessions stand. When: 8 p.m. Where: Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Cost: Free Marietta Haunted Pub Crawl What: Tour guides dressed in black costumes escort groups of guest who walk around the Downtown City Square recounting “scary-etta” tales of historical hauntings and paranormal frights. Along the way, tour groups stop in La Familiga Italian Restaurant, Shillings, and McCrackens Irish Pub, according to Ian Huron, Ghost Tour manager at the Historic Marietta Trolley Office where the pub crawls begin. When: 9 p.m. Where: Marietta Square Cost: $17, register…
Sunday, June 19, 2011
South Cobb Patch Editor Kiri Walton shares why Father's Day means so much.
Happy Father’s Day, South Cobb. I’m spending today with my father. My dad taught me how to ride a bike, and he taught me how to drive a car. He washed my hair in the kitchen sink and would watch "Blossom" with me when he’d rather watch football. He kept the macaroni art and handmade snowflake ornaments I made as a child, and he came to every recital, every choral performance, every play and poetry reading I had. He made me chuckle and shake my head with his corny jokes and country sayings. I am so grateful for him and what he's done. Since it’s Father’s Day, I thought I’d share the reasons I love him. Comedian Chris Rock joked in one of his stand-up specials that a father’s main goal is keeping his daughter “off the pole.” It’s funny, but …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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We’re all watching our family budgets these days and Patch wants to help you find ways to cut your monthly and weekly budgets. Check out this week’s findings. Stop in at Lowes this week and find a multitude of great gifts for dad for less than $10 each. Get a five-piece Kobalt pliers set for only $9.98, a Task Force 14-piece basic home tool kit for $4.98 or a Black & Decker ten piece high-speed steel drill bit set for $5.47. These and many more items are available at substantial savings as part of the new “lower price” guarantee now happening at Lowes. It’s time to stock up on all your shoe and accessory needs during the Payless ShoeSource 50 percent off everything sale going on now through June 27. Buy one of anything in the store and …