Dateline: 8 June 2014
I was walking into a Home Depot store yesterday and saw a sign that said…
Father's Day is June 15. Think tools.
…so I did what the sign said and I thought of one of the handiest tools I own, which happened to be right in my hand. It was a Whizbang NOTES pocket notebook with a list of things I wanted to get in the store.
And then I thought to myself that I should tell all of my blog readers…
Father's Day is June 15.
Think Whizbang Pocket Notebooks.
And then I started to think about well-known father role models and I thought about John Walton of The Walton's television series which ran from 1972 to 1981. That was back when I still watched television, and I loved the program.
Oh sure, John Walton was a fictional character, but as a teenager and a young man, I identified with him. He was a down-to-earth, hard-working family man. The Waltons were a multi-generational family, with Grandpa and Grandma living in the same home with John and Olivia and their seven children. Their home and the land they lived on (Walton Mountain) was land that Waltons had lived on for generations. The land was important to them. The rural life they lived was full and rich and they had something that is largely gone in modern America…. rural community.
There were aspects of The Waltons that irked me but, overall, the show had so many redeeming qualities.
And then, of course, with fathers and rural families and television programs in mind, there was also Little House on the Prairie, which ran from 1974 to 1984. Michael Landon's character as Pa Ingalls was powerfully endearing, as was the entire program.
It's interesting to note that, back in the 1970s I liked The Waltons somewhat better than I did Little House on the Prairie. But as an adult, I like Little House on the Prairie much better than The Waltons.
In any event, I'm pretty certain that Grandpa Walton ("Zeb"), John Walton ("Daddy"), and Charles Ingalls ("Pa") used pocket notebooks (all those old timers did). So they would have been very pleased to get a package of Whizbang Notes Pocket Notebooks for father's day. And I'm sure that your grandpa or daddy would be equally pleased.
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