Well the day of the date came and the young fellow came along with my cousin and her date to pick up my sister. The young man began by taking of his hat at the door and offering Daddy his hand..
I was sitting on the floor in the dining room sneaking a peek at the young man who would be the first to date one of my Daddy's daughters.
I remember Daddy telling them that he didn't mind If Trudy went on a date but that the Boy better come to the door.. That he would have to know who the boys "people" were.. At which point you Thank her for a lovely evening and get about the business of leaving. " But Daddy didn't make her come back in the house.. And we were to call first and he would be there by the time we finished our soda. If there are any rules for dating the young people break them all. "I laugh often when I think about the rules Daddy had for dating.. And since I know how my son loves his children, I think socks will be the least of a young mans worry when he attempts to date my Grand-daughter.
And Daddy's last rule and the one I personally never understood was.. There was nothing Daddy hated more than a boy who wasn't fully dressed to go on a date and that meant SOCKS and shoes.. Mama was sitting in the living room along with Trudy. daddy invited the other young fellow to sit as well. I feel that it was a lucky thing that neither of the four of us daughters ever had to use our dollar or our dime! My children said I was out of style and old when they were here at home and dating.
10 of Daddy's Rules for Dating Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, becasue you're sure not picking anything up.
Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me.
Daddy had certain rules that he expected us to follow as young ladies and The boys we might date were expected to do certain things. Back then it was considered "Ugly" for little girls to call boys. He was not to buy Trudy any gifts of clothing of any kind.. Finally daddy having decided that the boy was harmless stood and said " well y'all young folks better get on the road if Trudy is going to be home on time." I really though the young man had passed the tests. They almost made it out of the house before the crazy boy messed up.
There were a few girls who would called our house to ask for one of my brothers. Mama always gave them the girls shouldn't call boys talk and most never called again. Any boy who bought you clothes either wanted to help you into the new ones or out of your old ones. He turned to Daddy just as they were about to leave and held up his foot.
But to date one of his daughters could be a dangerous thing.Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes to big, and I will not object.However, in order to ensure that your clothes do no, infact come off during the course of you date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.You are allowed to state my opinion but in a calm, mature manner 47.Our communications online or in person with others are transparent meaning that we communicate things so there are no surprises – it doesn’t mean Ho H reads all you emails.I appreciate one and each of my readers In all seriousness, for us the most amazing thing about parenthood is to see our boy and girls grow up knowing who they are, and giving them the confidence to embrace life and everything that comes with it.