Nathan Franklin
Following paragraphs in Business Etiquette book from 1965

Following paragraphs in Business Etiquette book from 1965

Browsing through an old bookshelf behind my desk, I found this book on Business Etiquette from 1965. It’s a keeper!
(There’s more…)

Browsing through an old bookshelf behind my desk, I found this book on Business Etiquette from 1965. It’s a keeper!
(There’s more…)

This is a cake I ordered for my daddy’s birthday. I’d been thinking that the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker fight would be the most appropriate theme!

This is a cake I ordered for my daddy’s birthday. I’d been thinking that the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker fight would be the most appropriate theme!

This is a conversation Daddy and I had when we passed each other on our drive commutes.

This is a conversation Daddy and I had when we passed each other on our drive commutes.

The “cool” kids, am I right? Any of you see a younger version of yourself in that picture? I know I do! Ha!

The “cool” kids, am I right? Any of you see a younger version of yourself in that picture? I know I do! Ha!

How to Keep Daddy from Getting Mad in TEN EASY STEPS

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1. Frequently re-stock his nightstand with an unused Kleenex box.

2. Leave every tickle spot on your body “open for business” (DON’T play hard to get!).

3. Let him win whenever the two of you race to the end of the driveway.

4. Memorize every line in Francis Ford Coppola’s screenplay Godfather.

5. Treat him to an a capella rendition of the 1968 Guess Who hit “These Eyes,” dedicated to him.

6. Grow a beard (if you can, that is) at least once to show you’re as much of a man as him now.

7. Buy him the Mrs. Doubftire DVD for Father’s Day (or a Starbucks gift card if he hates movies).

8. Hang a celluloid selfie from the rearview mirror in his pickup.

9. Don’t let on that you’re jealous when Daddy hangs out with other siblings instead of you.*

10. Regularly say other people’s daddies suck and he’s Number One.

 

*Written by real-life sibling Anna (annazipper.tumblr.com).

Every day’s a new day.

(Doctors playing volleyball on grass):

(Doctors playing volleyball on grass):

Keep an eye out for Nathan’s new film noir, “Five O’Clock Shadow.” (Coming to Theaters Soon.)

Keep an eye out for Nathan’s new film noir, “Five O’Clock Shadow.” (Coming to Theaters Soon.)

This is Granddad. (NOTE: Just because he’s smiling doesn’t mean he likes you.)

This is Granddad. (NOTE: Just because he’s smiling doesn’t mean he likes you.)