Fathers and Sons

Sometimes on Christmas Eve you think about things – for example, fathers and sons, perhaps suggested by those long ago events. This is from Heart of Barkness:

“Mom says you’re the go-to guy.”

“She does?”

“Only for aquifers.”

“Good enough,” Bernie said. “When’s it due?”

“What’s ‘due’?”

“When you have to hand it in.”



“But I got an extension.”

“How’d you do that?”

“I said can I have an extension.”

“Nice. Till when?”



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10 Responses to “Fathers and Sons”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:53 am on December 24th, 2019

    Good morning all!
    Fathers and sons, for sure. Baby brother Chris was born on Christmas Day and Papa was just as proud as punch. The first thing I remember them doing together was fishing in rock Creek in the Sierra Nevada.
    We wish you all a happy holiday and really want to thank Spencer for all the good memories he has created with Chet and Bernie.

  2. c.hobbit
    10:02 am on December 24th, 2019

    HOH: ditto on your last sentence.

  3. B. Stover
    10:06 am on December 24th, 2019

    Happy Holidays and good morning all.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:50 am on December 24th, 2019


    I love this exchange between Bernie and Charlie!

    RIO! Your suggestion from yesterday’s blog is an excellent one!

    The happiest of holidays to all!


  5. Thieves!
    8:49 pm on December 24th, 2019

    We just clocked in to help Santa deliver gifts! After the traditional Yuletide lecture about the difference between delivering and thieving was over, we harnessed up and are ready to go. Don’t forget that Santa prefers Slim Jims and beer and hot wings over cookies.

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on December 24th, 2019

    Thieves!…I hope youse will be passing over this little house!…snort!snort!

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on December 24th, 2019

    Merry!…Christmas Eve to all of youse!…chuffle!…I hope Santaz helpers are helpful this year…heh!heh!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on December 24th, 2019

    Santa!…And I share in the same snack profile!…yes!yes!

  9. BooBear
    11:08 pm on December 24th, 2019

    Merry Christmas Eve!! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you, Spence, for keeping this blog going and for the many wonderful books! Hope I see you in Houston next summer when the new book comes out.

  10. Diane C.
    7:50 am on December 25th, 2019

    Happy, happy Christmas, dear blog family! I had hoped to be the first Xmas day entry, but I will settle for this spot for now.
    Thieves! I know you’ll do a wonderful job because you are all good, good dogs. Right?
    Everyone keep warm, travel safely, and let the divine be born in your hearts once again.

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