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  •  Hahaha! (6+ / 0-)

    My father gave me a choice of A) closed-circuit camera in my room or B) Door to remain open at ALL times when I had a boy over. I chose B.

    Daddy was 6'3" and terrifying. Black hair, blue-grey eyes. So...I only dated boys over 6'4" for YEARS. He still scared them. Also, there were guns, a mace, a crossbow, knives, and trophies all over the apartment and beach house. So, good luck to you :)

    •  Damn, sounds like my FIL's house. (6+ / 0-)

      My SO spent nearly an hour, first time I visited there, showing me all the weapons his dad had ... and considering that I had, ahem, designs on my SO by then, it was a little unnerving.

      Then came the day at a rock show his dad told somebody, "She's not my daughter yet" that I knew things were gonna be fine ...

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 03:45:13 PM PST

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      •  Aw :) (5+ / 0-)

        That is really sweet :) I am amazed how many old boyfriends and male friends from high school remember Daddy and all the weapons! They would sit in his library and talk to him for hours. He treated them all with respect and a grave kindness. He was a collector, and a marksmanship and sharpshooting instructor in the USAR. We had a 50' pistol range in the basement of the beach house. Oddly, we were allowed to fire pistols, but NEVER to touch his bow and arrows. I think because none of us were strong enough.

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