Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad & MLK, JR!

Today my Dad turns 75 - born in 1934 in Lennox, South Dakota. (Here he is playing a Confederate soldier at the Jefferson Davis home, Beauvoir, in Biloxi, Mississippi.) I spoke to him this morning and he is feeling great and sounding cheery. All the medical drama of last week seems like a blur to him though he admits to being "feeble-minded" lately. He feels that all he really needed was a good nasal rinse.

Also, a shout out to the memory and spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr on his birthday too - he would have been 80 years old. I wish he could be here today and especially, next Tuesday, to see Barack Obama sworn in.

MLK was our own American Ghandhi - a brave soul and a national treasure. Dad's always been honored to share his birthday with such a man. (I guess I have to be content with Giovanni Ribisi ... hmph.)

In honor of these two great men - both fathers - please enjoy this video of Guy Clark and his paternal tribute, "Randall Knife." (Thanks, Fang!)


Fang Bastardson said...

Wow! AWESOME photo of Bob. How much for me to purchase authorship rights?


ClizBiz said...

Yeah, I'm pleased with it. Feel free to use it any old time.