Show & Tell: Dad’s night

November 30, 2008

in Family, Freedom, Politics, Show & Tell

Is this Show & Tell Day or Career Day? No matter.

Fellow classmates, I bring to you My Dad, the Superhero. No, he’s not a fireman, an astronaut, or a rodeo clown.

He’s even more exciting.

He’s an economist. Da-da-da-daaaaaaa!

Earlier this month, my dad was honored by a Colorado-based think tank for his legacy of community activism and political mentorship.


The Independence Institute awarded the Vern Bickel Award for Grassroots Leadership to Dad during their annual Founders Night.

Because of his VIP status, my mom, my sister, and our husbands were able to crash drink at this hoity-toity party and even dine at Table #1 with President Jon Caldara (even if you disagree with him, you’re sure to find him entertaining) and keynote speaker Michelle Malkin.

(Gino, Tami, Dad, Mom, me, Roger)

After Dad received his award, he gave an incredible speech about
responsibility and sacrifice, freedom and liberty, the lengths people will go to gain it, and how easily it can be lost.
I was moved nearly to tears by pride for my upstanding and eloquent Dad. I think showing off a bit about him is appropriate for Show & Tell, don’t you?


Ready for recess? First check out the other Showers & Tellers in Ms Melissa’s room.

 

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to brag about family? Congrats to your dad!

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Ah, so ____ runs in the family.You can fill in the blank for yourself. ;)

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

so nice to be so proud! great story.

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Michelle April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Congratulations to you Dad! What an AWESOME night.

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mary elizabeth April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

how way cool is that!?the intelligence and upstanding character must be an inherited trait for sure. you’re next my friend–and we’ll all be there to celebrate your first book being published!

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Another Dreamer April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Congrats for your dad! I love it when people brag about their family, it tells me that there’s something right going on in this sometimes messed up world :)

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Isn’t it wonderful to be able to brag about family? Congrats to your dad!

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Ah, so ____ runs in the family.You can fill in the blank for yourself. ;)

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Amazing. What a profound night. You were nearly moved to tears? I would have been bawling! What restraint. Congrats to Dad!

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Amber April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Ohhhh, hurray for your sweet dad. Suddenly, I’m seeing where you get “it” from!

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IdleMindOfBeth April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Congrats to Oopiderf! (wink)

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Pamela April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

What a wonderful way to see your father’s hard work and talent celebrated. I’m busting my buttons on your behalf!

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Cara April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Amazing. What a profound night. You were nearly moved to tears? I would have been bawling! What restraint. Congrats to Dad!

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WiseGuy April 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

Congratulations Lady! And with the state that the globe is is, it is an Economist, who is needed the most….

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loribeth April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Very cool!! Congratulations to your dad!

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Brenda April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That’s awesome! And totally appropriate for show and tell!! If you can’t brag about your family, who can you brag about??

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That is wonderful, I am proud of your dad for his achievements and you for being the wonderful daughter and sharing them w/us! Thanks, Lori, and the fruit never falls far from the tree.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I want to hear the speech! I think your dad sounds amazing, but I think it is even more incredible that he has raised a daughter who wants to bring him to Show and Tell.

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flickrlovr April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wow! What an honor! He sounds like a wonderful, brilliant man. Congrats to him. I’m sure you’re very proud :)

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Lavender Luz April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Nancy — faux (the fur). And Jon Caldara is so not that. He’s very, very cool. Kinda hot in a balding sort of way.Can’t wait for my Dad to read all of your congratulatory comments.

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Congrats to Lori’s Daddy!

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chicklet April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

Wow, attractive bunch! And congrats to your dad – that’s awesome.

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nancy April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

That’s awesome. Congrats to your father. And good for you for really showing off the pride you have for him. :) How was Jon Caldara? I love his sarcasm! He’s funny yet still an asshole. Is he the same in person?In checking out the photo of your family, do I spy you wearing FUR? It’s faux, right?

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Sam April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

oh yes, bringing one’s Dad to show and tell is highly appropriate!! Even if all the other kids have absolutely no idea what an economist actually does!! ha ha!

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

I want to hear the speech! I think your dad sounds amazing, but I think it is even more incredible that he has raised a daughter who wants to bring him to Show and Tell.

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Marge April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

What an honor. You are right to be proud of him. :)

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jbondsgirl April 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

What a gorgeous family you are! Your dad sounds awesome. It’s great to hear someone brag about their father; sometimes it seems like there are only bad fathers out there and I wonder if I’ve got the only good one. Glad to see I don’t!xoFlicka

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