Father’s Day Flashback
See what I did there?
Anyway, today’s thoughts about Father’s Day take me back to the first carded GI Joe figure that I got back in the 80s. My Dad and I made many trips to Montgomery Ward back when I was a little guy, mainly to buy paint for the house or tires for the car. Fortunately for a kid, both of those departments were adjacent to the Toy Department, and I could readily wander over to peruse the aisles while Dad did his Dad business. The result in 1983 was discovery of the latest GI Joes, including figures like Torpedo and Doc. Also on the pegs was a straight-armed Flash, left over from the year one offerings. After a bit of deliberation, I picked up Flash. I was hooked on Joe. The rest is history. Thanks Dad, for all the trips to the toy department. I wouldn’t be where I am (in so many ways) without you.