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A Post…From My Dad.

December 27, 2012


Erin Schrader

So if you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed a recent picture I put up with a caption that read something along the lines of “have I ever told you how my dad reads every comment on my blog?”
Well a few (112) of you thought it was pretty sweet. And then a few of you started to think about things for a minute and were all “Hold up. Did he read every comment on that Secrets post?!” A couple more comments later, some of you thought my dad should do a guest post about HIS response to those secrets. I failed to mention this to my father until yesterday as we were sitting around the table eating lunch. Within 24 hours of me opening my mouth–bam. Guest post in my inbox. Needless to say, the man was born a blogger and was just waiting to pounce at his opportunity to shine.
I’m a huge fan of my dad. HUGE. I may be a little biased but I find him to be one of the funniest people I know. Not only that but the man supports/loves his children and family fiercely.
An admirable quality if I don’t say so myself.
Anyhow, I present to you…..my father.
(you all better leave the man some love below…he spent a whole 18 hours brewing this post up).


HI Living In Yellow Readers,
At the request and invitation of Living in Yellow I am today, “Erin’s Guest Blogger”.
I am introducing myself to you all as Erin’s Dad (which I really am) as well as a regular post reader of LIY. I don’t think it’s too weird (as a Dad) that I read all my daughters posts, do you? All I am is a proud father and just happen to think that E has done a very fine job with this blogging business. I find it to be very entertaining and also see her kind spirit come through her writings on a pretty consistent basis. Sometimes I wonder if this is all good to expose yourself to the world like this, but so far, so good. I’ve weighed out the pros and the cons and the pros win.  I see many people blogging these days. It is a very creative platform to express one’s thoughts, feelings and interests.
One thing I’ve learned from reading E’s posts and reading just about 100 % of the comments made daily, is that there are a lot of great, wonderful, beautiful people in this world. It makes my heart feel really good to know that there are so many of you out there. This shouldn’t surprise me though as it seems no matter where you travel or where you go, people in general, are very friendly and do really care about one another. If you every get to our part of this world, you are more than welcome.
I find it fascinating to know how small our world has become because of all this technology we have available at our fingertips. You might be from LA or New York City or from Scotland or from just a tiny little place out in the middle of nowhere, like me, and can get on the Internet just to say “hi” to someone thousands of miles away. Just think how long that would have taken years ago: months or years just to say hi to someone that lived halfway across the continent. It would be like, “Hey honey I’ll see you in 2 years as I have to go tell Tom and Sandy we can’t come over to play cards at their place five years from tonight.” It would have taken two years just to get the invite!  We have it made, don’t you think? We take so much for granted today that’s for sure. “ It’s a small world after all, it’s a small, small, world!”
I know that Erin has picked up a few “followers” through her blog LIY. Her topics and daily posts are quite entertaining to me. One post, in particular, last fall, she put you guys way out there on a post called,  “Secrets”. I read quite a few of your “secrets”, but not all of them, as there were so many. I will say there are a lot of secrets out there! WOW! My heart goes out to those of you that have had much pain and suffering in your past. My fatherly advice to you is to look to the future. Don’t make the same mistakes twice, don’t repeat the practice, get some professional help in the area of your concern. For some of you others with your wild fantasies, jeepers’ creepers, good luck! It’s good to dream but some of your dreams, well let’s put it this way, you might be better off just dreaming the dream! Some of the other secrets, we might have all been better off if you just kept them a secret! Too much information! You can all blame Erin for letting the cat out of the bag!  Overall it was a fun post and it seemed like you all enjoyed the chance to reveal your secret, anonymously. Thank God not all LIY’s posts are this dicey!
Well to wrap things up here if you ever do get out my way, look me up. You can find me most days at a place called Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market. (www.tradingplaceamerica.com), located in a little horse and buggy town (Amish people all over the place), of Shipshewana Indiana. Many people visit this area because of the Amish and the large flea market on the grounds, plus over 100 little shops to shop in downtown. (www.Shipshewana.com). I manage a huge miscellaneous and antique auction as well as the Trading Place Antique Gallery. I love buying and selling antiques and sure would like to see the younger generations become more excited about antiques. We need younger people collecting, etc. At any rate keep reading Erin’s  blog and tell others if you get enjoyment reading this little yellow gem of a blog. She’s a keeper and I love her (and her sister and my grand kids and my son –in laws and my wife very, very much) and you too, for supporting LIY! Have a great evening, tomorrow, and the rest of your wonderful life.
There you have it. My dad’s officially a blogger.
Welcome to the club…it’s a pretty prestigious group to be a part of 😉


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