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TO ALL 'DADS' IN THE WORLD :

The Antarctic Emperor Penguin is possibly the supreme "Dad" in creation.

As soon as 'Mom' lays the egg, she transfers the egg to 'Dad'

along with the complete care for up to three months,

whilst she goes to sea in search of food to replenish her body.

So during the worst weather conditions on earth

with wind chills as cold as -76F and blizzards of 124 mph -

'Dad' balances this fragile penguin egg on his web feet,

further insulating it with his body feathers -

ensuring that it never touches the ice or is exposed to hazardous cold and wind.

'Dad' cannot waddle freely, but can only scoot slowly about,

as he must rotate within the huddled pack, from inside to outside,

simply to endure the cold and winds.

When the chick hatches, 'Dad' continues total care and feeding,

still under these harsh conditions until 'Mom's' return.

Additionally, as 'Dad' is unable to feed during this period, he loses about 30 pounds.

In so many similar or parallel ways,

Human 'Dads' protect - particularly in younger days -

Their off-springs from hunger and need

And harsh elements that too often impede,

Hoping they may thrive and most certainly know

Life and laughter, and the sunshine's warm glow.

In thanks for our 'Emperor Dads' many measures,

We "wish" a few special objects

Of comfort and great pleasure!

'A THRONE for HIS SEAT' :

George III Mahogany Framed Library Open Armchair, England, c1770

George III Mahogany Framed Library Open Armchair

England, c1770

'A STOOL for HIS FEET' :

Charles II Upholstered Oak Stool, England, c1660, Provenance : Doughton Manor, Cotswold District

Charles II Upholstered Oak Stool

England, c1660, Provenance : Doughton Manor, Cotswold District

'A FINE FORK FOR HIS MEAT' :

Scarce George III Hanoverian Silver Meat Fork, John Lambe, London, 1787

Scarce George III Hanoverian Silver Meat Fork

John Lambe, London, 1787

'And A COLD GLASS for HIS BARLEY & WHEAT' :

George II / III Engraved Airtwist Stem Ale Glass, England, Mid-18th Century

George II / III Engraved Airtwist Stem Ale Glass

England, Mid-18th Century

'A BEAUTIFUL BOX for HIS BILLS' :

William & Mary Walnut & Olivewood Oyster Veneered & Marquetry, Document / Lace Box, England, c1690

William & Mary Walnut & Olivewood Oyster Veneered & Marquetry

Document / Lace Box, England, c1690

'ONE WITH DANCING LADIES (ooh-lala) for HIS PILLS' :

George I/II Engraved Silver Snuff Box , England, c1720-1725

George I/II Engraved Silver Snuff Box

England, c1720-1725

'A ROLLING RACK for HIS BOOKS' :

Regency Mahogany Canterbury, England, c1815-20

Regency Mahogany Canterbury

England, c1815-20

'And A FINE VIEW of the HARBOR ... for HIS 'LOOKS ' :

"Night On Front Street - Effects Of The Rain" (Philadelphia), Anton P. Albers Jr., American / Pennsylvania, 1908 - 1995

"Night On Front Street - Effects Of The Rain" (Philadelphia)

Anton P. Albers Jr., American / Pennsylvania, 1908 - 1995

 


ALL THESE WISHES JUST TRYING TO SAY,

THANK YOU ...

AND A VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

 


Emperor Penguin Images, Alamy, by lease

 


Inventory Photography : Millicent F. Creech

 


 

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A Tribute : "To All Dads In The World" ; M. Ford Creech Antiques