Meet Ed Pate, Salesman

My dad was the awesomest. Yours probably was too, but there was only one Ed Pate. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. ;D

The Waiting

My besfrinn Cameron recently sent me Bossypants and aside from leaving me in sheer wonderment of the modern-day goddess that is Tina Fey, it made me think a lot about my own dad. Tina Fey devotes an entire chapter – “That’s Don Fey” – to her dad and an adventure she had with him whilst renting a wet vac from the grocery store. It is an adventure! She makes it so. The occupational hazard for reading Bossypants is trying not to plagiarize the entire book, so I’m just going to say that it serves more as a writing prompt than anything else for this little essay about my dad – Ed Pate. Also, props go to Brother Jon for inviting us all to write about our dads today. I will take every opportunity I can to think about my wonderful father.

Ed Pate was a salesman. He was a salesman…

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  1. Teresa Pate · · Reply

    He was the best husband, too. Miss him everyday.

  2. I can safely say that your dad was awesomer than mine. You are a lucky girl!

    And may I add how much you look like your mom? You ladies are beautiful!

    1. My mom would love to hear you say that! Everyone always says that I look waaaaaay more like my dad than I do my mom, which is funny because C looks like my husband basically spat her out too. ;D

  3. Loved that post. So sweet :)

    1. Thanks, Lils.

  4. I remember when you originally posted it. Raising another cup o’ Maxwell House to him. Happy Father’s Day to Ed, and to B as well!

    1. Thanks, Weebs! I got B some fancy tea for Father’s Day and he’s loving it (and toasted it to Ed Pate as well.)

  5. Love that you reblogged. One of my favorite posts of anyone ever :)

    1. Thanks, Mags. It’s one of my faves too.

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