Tying up Father’s Day

By on 6-21-2015 in Blog Post

Tying up Father’s Day
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Today we are celebrating the icon we think of for Dad – with his ties!  In 1997 the Bugs Bunny Commemorative stamp came out as part of the Looney Tunes series of stamps.  How much fun it was today to discover this Looney Tunes Postal Service Stamp Collection Neck Tie – Bugs Mail Drop. 

Photo shown upper left attribution: Looney Tunes Stamp Collection Neck Tie – Bugs Mail Drop, posted on http://uedata.amazon.com/Looney-Tunes-Stamp-Collection-Neck/dp/B00306UJH0. 

At the Postal Museum site (on Twitter @PostalMuseum) there is this page on the 1997 Looney Tunes: Bugs Bunny stamp “What’s up, Doc?” stamp.    It was a U.S. commemorative stamp, and they used a mailbox as the visual element that united all five stamps in the Looney Tunes series (on Twitter @USPSstamps).  They talk at that link about the stamp being controversial at first because it was a departure from what had been on stamps.   I was able to find one of these ties listed as available for sale on ETSY at The Tie Paradise.

Seeing this tweet today by Arby’s (on Twitter @Arbys) had me recalling my first visit that my Dad took me to Arby’s when I was in the sixth grade.   It was a fun memory to recall!

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Photo shown today from June 21, 2015 Twitter stream, https://twitter.com/Arbys/status/612626844374929408.

Wherever we are on the journey with our Dad’s I wish you a Happy Father’s Day.   I know one of my email subscribers is a young Dad and he and his wife have two precious children and will have a fun day!   One dear email subscriber is now having her home remodeled to make room for her Dad & Mom to move in with them full time.

You may think your Dad looks like “Napoleon Dynamite” and have the photos to prove it!  Be sure to call your Dad today!

And for some of us we smile and remember trips to Arby’s (or a similar version of it).   You may have a favorite movie the two of you would watch and I encourage you to pull it out and watch it soon.  I just don’t think I will be pulling out “Tora, Tora, Tora!” today, though, but I will be playing music from  “The Pirates of Penzance” .

Happy Father’s Day Daddy.

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen