A Thousand Word Article Says a Thousand Words

Weekly Articles from Comedian Steve Patterson

Thursday

November

4

2021

My dad’s 90th birthday: A long story short.

...if we had been our own dad (this was a few cocktails in so the laws of reality weren’t in play) we’re not sure we would have done it any differently.

My apologies for the late arrival of this week’s article, but my dad turned 90 years old last Saturday, which I feel is worth at least a few days of undivided attention. To mark the occasion my brother Ross flew in from Nova Scotia and we spent a lot of time together catching up on old times, discussing present times and pontificating on future times, keeping the laughter up at all times. What we came up with, as I’m sure most middle-aged men do during such conversations, is that the world would be better off if there were different people in charge and that if those people in charge were us, the world would indeed be different but not necessarily “better”. Then we turned to discussing how we were in our youth and how if we had been our own dad (this was a few cocktails in so the laws of reality weren’t in play) we’re not sure we would have done it any differently. Then the owner of my local pub said it was “time to go” and so we left.

Read the rest of this article (and more!) by subscribing or logging in to your account...

Log In

Already registered? Log in with your email and password below to continue reading this article.

Subscribe

There are now two great options for subscribing to The Pattersonian and receiving the weekly articles via email. $40* gets you access to all the 2021 articles including everything in the archive or $20* gets you access to all articles published from September to December 2021.

*Plus applicable taxes, calculated at check out.

The Pattersonian is proudly sponsored by...

Available now...

Steve Patterson's second book, "Dad Up!" hits stores June 1!