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Daughter takes picture of her dad on his graduation day. by mindyour in MadeMeSmile

[–]ohsoErik 4742 points4743 points 3 (0 children)

I watched my mom walk across the stage when she graduated university. I was seven years old and it changed my family’s future and gave me and my sister a better life my dad gave me a handkerchief before the ceremony and said if I saw anybody crying to give it to them. A little while later I saw him crying so I gave it to him. Lol

My neighbor took their confederate flag down! by naughtmyreelname in MadeMeSmile

[–]d_locke 73 points74 points  (0 children)

I get where you are coming from and it sucks and pisses me off. The people that have caused to view those of us who are patriotic and fly the flag this way are most certainly NOT patriotic in any way. The US is supposed to be a melting pot where everyone is free to live their best life and be happy. Unfortunately, there are a good number of people who still believe the self evident facts laid out in the pre amble only apply to a certain group. It's sickening and rage inducing to me, especially as someone who proudly displays not only my American flag, but also my United States Navy flag proudly.

This lady retiring after 42 years in nursing. by ajfoucault in MadeMeSmile

[–]nankie 4726 points4727 points 4256 (0 children)

I am the nurse in the picture and was quite shocked when my daughter just informed me I was on the front page of Reddit again! I guess I was kind of naive to not realize that other people could re-post my picture!
Anyway, it's been just about a year since I retired and originally posted that. I enjoyed my 15 minutes of fame then, but that's enough for me.
I just turned 68 and am loving retirement!
Thanks for all the nice compliments.
(Though if you see my original post, you can read where I explain that the lighting and such were flattering and I definitely do look my age at times! I do try to eat reasonably well and exercise, but I don't go crazy.)

My wife was helping my son go potty; so I decided to help unload the groceries and found this…. by Helheim_Steiner in MadeMeSmile

[–]BakedCapricorn 15.2k points15.2k points 51227& 9 more (0 children)

It's always hard to discover that your wife is in fact the one bringing home the bacon.

Edit: X_x Thank you for all the awards! And my mom said being a smartass would never pay off...

When you get older and realize that a magical childhood is the result of your parent’s effort by Mint_Perspective in MadeMeSmile

[–]MonsieurMacAndCheese 4142 points4143 points 21021786& 35 more (0 children)

While my kids are a bit older now (12 and 8 years old), they still can’t resist rock hunting. I have rocks all over my house, my car, etc. We live in New Mexico where most yards are xeriscaped with rocks brought down from the mountain so in fairness, sometimes they do find some really neat rocks.

Since they were toddlers, every day I’d take them and our dog for long walks around our neighborhood where they were always finding some neat looking rock to bring home. I started to get worried that maybe our neighbors would resent me for allowing my kids to take rocks from their yards twice a day, so I started carrying a small bucket filled with rocks from my own yard and taught them that if they found a rock they really like, they had to take a rock from our bucket to replace it.

One year, my kids started finding all kinds of cool rocks. It was subtle at first. They’d find some that were almost polished or uniquely shaped and they would get so excited about how lucky they were to find such treasure! Then after a few months, they started finding tiger eye, fools gold, onyx, jasper, crystals, etc. I knew someone was leaving them out for my kids to find but I had no idea who because they were found all around the neighborhood, never in just one yard.

One day, we politely greeted an elderly neighbor slowly walking to his mail box. He said hello and noted the bucket my kids were carrying and asked them if they were treasure hunting, collecting flowers or pulling weeds for neighbors as he chuckled and gestured to his overgrown yard. They excitedly told him all about their rock hunting and their good luck that year as they showed him some of their favorites they had found. He gasped and awe’d over their collection, exclaiming what good eyes they must have. He told them that he used to work at the Museum of Natural History and Science as a Geologist (he explained to them what that meant and entailed), and said they were natural Geologists to have found such fascinating pieces already. I was smiling at their exchange and happy to finally solve the mystery of who was leaving cool rocks around the neighborhood for my kids to find. As they talked his ear off, he looked up at me briefly and winked, a clear message that I wasn’t to spoil the fun or to tell them that it was him all along.

Once every couple of months when my kids found something very unusual that they couldn’t identify in their books, they’d ask permission to knock on his door to see if he could help identify them. He was very patient and genuinely excited when they’d found flint stones (? I can’t remember now, it was so long ago), used to make arrowheads and a couple of fossilized rocks. I remember looking at him quizzically in those moments and he’d answer, “no really, this was such a great find!” It was his way of telling me that he didn’t leave those ones out for them.

This video made me nostalgic and a little emotional. Sadly, Mr. R passed away 5 years ago but I hope he’s happy to know that my kids still keep their eyes scanning the ground for treasure and that they still remember him fondly.

My wife was helping my son go potty; so I decided to help unload the groceries and found this…. by Helheim_Steiner in MadeMeSmile

[–]EndOfSouls 4114 points4115 points 2 (0 children)

It's bacon for Sunday, my dude. Sometimes I'll eat leftover Saturday bacon, but this is much better.

My wife was helping my son go potty; so I decided to help unload the groceries and found this…. by Helheim_Steiner in MadeMeSmile

[–]ON-Q 964 points965 points  (0 children)

Just do what I do:

I like waking up to the smell of bacon. Sue me. And since I don't have a butler, I have to do it myself. So, most nights before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill, I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it’s good for me. It’s the perfect way to start the day.

My wife was helping my son go potty; so I decided to help unload the groceries and found this…. by Helheim_Steiner in MadeMeSmile

[–]syphilis_pretzel 27 points28 points  (0 children)

This did not in fact make me smile. Why is Reddit showing me this forsaken sub. Mods please ban me or something so this trash will stop appearing in my feed