What`s your favorite DAD story?

Hi. My name is T. 

My dad is a disciplined military man. Great Guy! He is the classic example of the "hover dad" because you can actually hear the helicopter blades whirring. Growing up, he never missed a thing. He was pretty hands-on and always in my business! Every 21 seconds... "T, what you doing?" lol 

My favorite memory was back in 1996 at my aunt's funeral. My dad came wearing his bright red suit with a blue shirt along with a red tie and white shoes. As with most traditional African funerals, its a large event. The ladies from the village will volunteer to handle the catering. With large crowds to feed, respectable adults at the gathering will usually be served first, followed by the children and then finally everybody else. Plates started coming out from the kitchen around midday. I was in the kitchen helping out with the ginger ale. It sucked! I just wanted to leave.

Anyway, one of the ladies came back from serving and stood by the door and asked loudly. "Hey Mapulane, Has Spiderman eaten?" The ladies in the kitchen were confused. "Who is spiderman?" they collectively asked. The lady opened the curtain and pointed out "That man there sitting by the tent in the red suit!" Laughter engulfed the room. Hilarious. It was my dad sitting there unbothered. Later that day I told him this story and he laughed. That was the day we started calling him spiderman. 

For Fathers Day this year, I am shopping securely Online at FarmAbility and getting Spiderman the following gifts as he turns 60 something.

Claasens Hand Biltong Slicer

SnoMaster 12Volt 12L Mini Console Fridge Freezer

Weber Q 2000 Titanium

Share with us your favorite DAD story in the comments below. What are you getting him for Father`s Day?

12 comments

M'aurait

M'aurait

I can imagine Spiderman 🤣
Hysterical! Can I please see a picture!
For me my daddy died about 6 years ago. But every year on Father’s Day I take my own kids to his grave and leave flowers. It comforts me knowing that he is resting in peace. He’d be proud of me if he saw my efforts at being a dad too

Caroline

Caroline

I’ve been up since 6am preparing his favorite meal. This year I want to thank God for my husband the father of 4 kids. I am showing him that I appreciate him well that is why I bought him the new Ps5 and Dewalt Sander and Nail Gun. He has been building a bar counter in the cottage and he paused because he needed the Nail Gun and Sander. So I bought them for him.
happy fathers day to Peter Parker and all the dads everywhere

Ray

Ray

I bought my father a Claasens Biltong Slicer. He is going to love it. He’s a good man. I hurt my knee in my matric year. I was a star in the whole of Eastern Cape. My dream was to play for the national team. But my injury was so bad I couldn’t walk for almost a year. So I lost my chance. My father particularly was there for me. He was my strength through a dark tunnel.

Jamal

Jamal

I’m sending a set of hair clippers, and a Stanley Thermos Mug for Father’s Day to my father Rodney Kruger. Love you dad.
Ps. Happy Father’s Day to Spiderman 😃

Tebello

Tebello

Your dad sounds like my dad. 😂

Tiffany

Tiffany

Ek waardeer my pa regtig vir hoe hy ons grootgemaak het. Hy het ‘n kort humeur, maar hy is ’n goeie ou. Hy het eens duisende kilometers ver saam met my gereis na ’n oudisie in Hyde Park I worked hard for that part. He would read my lines with me every day to practice. But unfortunately I didn’t get the acting role.

I remember crying all the way back to Western Cape but he was there for. So i will be there for him too. He loves hunting. I would like to get him a hunting knife

Christopher

Christopher

My father beat cancer twice. I got diagnosed with the same cancer type last year and he’s been more than supportive and helpful. I appreciate him. I’m buying him tonglites for his braai soon.

Lewis

Lewis

Now that’s funny and I can relate. My dad is a 6ft5 tall farmer. He used to wear the tiniest shorts ever then drive to pick me up at Pretoria Boys High. It was so embarrassing. I still don’t know what to get him for Father’s Day because he is picky.

Oliver

Oliver

After my divorce I struck bad luck. I lost my job soon after and I was giving up on life. My dad gave me 18000 Rands at the time and he said to me I must now open my own work shop. I did. 12 years ago. Thanks my pah. I’m getting you a winch this year.

Eugene

Eugene

Spiderman 😂👍
I was raised by a single mother. I wish I had a dad growing up. I will give my father’s day gift to my uncle Matty. He’s been dying for a DeWalt Cordless Drill!

Pierre

Pierre

My father once spoke to the robber who was attempting to break into our house and sent him away 😂. Rest in Peace Arnold.

Hermann

Hermann

😂 I like your dad. My dad was a hover type dad too infact he still is. My dad had a sweet Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (W 113). He loved this car. He spent all his free time cleaning and detailing it. One time after he picked me up from primary school I had terrible, explosive diarrhoea in the back seat and ruined the leather. I was really sick that day. We got home and my fever was high. We spoke of that day recently when my 18 year old grown daughter vomited all over my dashboard. My dad never got angry at me he just cleaned his car every day for a long time until he sold it. For that I am celebrating Mr Lewis A Ventnor for being a great dad. And for father’s day I will be braaing with him.

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