How many times have you been the victim of one of Dad's brilliant ideas? Like pouring a little gas down the carburetor while he keeps his face with the lit cigarette at a safe distance. Or as my uncle did, picking one of his random kids to hold their finger between the spark plug and the wire to see if the mower was getting any juice while he gave the rope a pull. If my cousin jumped, it was getting spark. If they cried, even better spark! On to the next problem.

All in all as dad's, we do some questionable things when it comes to our own personal safety. If you closely at the photo, you'll see the kids holding the ladder while dad fixed the roof or cleaned the gutter. Not sure what he was doing, but the ladder was sure to remain steady!