A Brief Message from the Pater Familias

He’s fine. Stop emailing me, ffs.

57 replies
  1. 1
    feebog says:

    Just so long as he doesn’t rattle his water bowl….

  2. 2
    Wag says:

    Great picture! And better news.

  3. 3
    Lapassionara says:

    But he has no bow!

  4. 4
    Pogonip says:

    👏. Live long and prosper, Mr. Cole!

  5. 5
    dexwood says:

    Cool. His caregivers signed his pillow. Roll on, Mr. Cole, roll on.

  6. 6
    Mike in NC says:

    Shall I mail him a bottle of his favorite mustard?

  7. 7
    Keith P. says:

    Where’s the newspaper with today’s date?

  8. 8
    Just One More Canuck says:

    Awesome, John

  9. 9
    Meyerman says:

    A lovely sight! And I see that your dad shares your love of being photographed.

  10. 10
    NotMax says:

    People are cluttering up the inbox over this? It’s not like you’re exactly shy about sharing anything worth reporting.

  11. 11
    trollhattan says:


    Way to go, dad! (now get some sleep)

  12. 12
    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    I just noticed that the heart pillow was signed by people giving Cole’s dad care. A student nurse even signed it! Same year I’m going to graduate too 🤞🤞

  13. 13
    Jackie says:

    I’m soooo happy he’s doing great! Be as onery as you want, Dad Cole. That kept my Dad going strong for 99.5 yrs!

  14. 14
    zhena gogolia says:

    He looks great.

  15. 15
    Mnemosyne says:

    Yay! ❤️

  16. 16
    Geeno says:

    Go old man Cole!!
    Yay! old fart power!!! It’s all that keeps me going these days.

  17. 17
    Gelfling 545 says:

    Glad your fine, Mr Cole. Please continue in a state of fineness. Best wishes!

  18. 18
    stinger says:

    Yay, ffs!

  19. 19
    SFAW says:

    Hey, John!
    How’s your father doing? I haven’t heard anything since forever.

    Glad to see he’s doing well. And I like the pillow.

  20. 20
    The Midnight Lurker says:

    Wait a minute… that’s a shot of DICK CHENEY!

    Okay, which one of you jackals is missing a heart?

  21. 21
    hells littlest angel says:

    We know he’s fine, but how is he?

  22. 22
    Ruckus says:

    @The Midnight Lurker:
    Man that’s a low blow. A howitzer shot at very short range right to the crotch.
    What did Mr. Cole ever do to you?

  23. 23
    rikyrah says:

    Good to see Papa Cole 🤗🤗

  24. 24
    Lyrebird says:

    Hooray hooray!!

    keep feeling better Dad Cole!

  25. 25
    Mary G says:

    We were supposed to email you? Nobody told me.

    Good to see the proof of life, thanks. Considering he had a joint replaced and a heart bypass, he looks spectacular.

  26. 26

    Aaawww! Great way to end the weekend. Oh, and god forbid we actually care enough to send you an email (not that I did, but if I did…)

  27. 27
    Villago Delenda Est says:


  28. 28
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Keith P.: FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS!

  29. 29
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    It’s good to see someone back where they belong and recovering. Hopefully it’s not Dick Cheney that took his place. ;)

  30. 30
    Yutsano says:

    Still not seeing it.

    Have to see what the plan is here. I don’t need this bed but do require some major rehab.

  31. 31
    Amir Khalid says:

    @The Midnight Lurker:
    No, that isn’t Dick Cheney. There’s no evil glint in his eye.

  32. 32
    debbie says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    There is that little heart at the bottom of the exclamation point.

  33. 33
    TomatoQueen says:

    @Amir Khalid: Definitely not an evil glint. It is a twinkle. (well done Mr Cole).

  34. 34
    WaterGirl says:

    Hi Dad Cole. You look amazing!

    But this picture was from an hour ago, so please excuse me while I send Cole an ALL CAPS EMAIL ASKING JOHN HOW YOU ARE DOING.

  35. 35
    WaterGirl says:

    @debbie: I saw that, too. Nice touch. So who do we think made the sign?

    Dad Cole
    Mom Cole
    John Cole

  36. 36
    Tokyokie says:

    When I had my triple bypass, my caregivers and those who were in the room when I came to, signed mine. Since then, my thoracic surgeon has died of cancer, my cardiologist retired to his native Österreich, and one of the witnesses is awaiting execution. The spousal unit, or at least somebody with access to her cellphone number, remains with us.

    But it’s great to see Cole père doing well. I think I was in the hospital a couple of days longer. But now the best thing he can do, other than walking, are exercises with the invective spirometer. And DO NOT DRIVE UNTIL CLEARED TO DO SO. Trust me on this.

  37. 37
    JAFD says:

    Hello, Dad Cole !

    From one AK to another, “Great news, keep gettin better!” ;-)

  38. 38
    Amir Khalid says:


    one of the witnesses is awaiting execution.

    I am torn between morbid curiosity and a lifetime of being trained to Mind My Own Bidness.

  39. 39
    satby says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    Oh, and god forbid we actually care enough to send you an email (not that I did, but if I did…)


    Glad to see Mr. Cole looking so good.

  40. 40
    satby says:

    @Amir Khalid: man, that’s the second INORITE!?! for tonite.

  41. 41
    eemom says:

    Your Dad is almost cuter than you.

    There, I said it.

  42. 42
    Aleta says:

    Glad you’re home and doing fine, Mr. Cole. 💛 💙

  43. 43
    Ohio Mom says:

    @Amir Khalid: Seconded. Also curious about the spousal unit cellphone comment. But good to know Tokyokie recovered without a hitch.

    @Yutsano: I don’t understand your comment either. What’s wrong with the bed?

  44. 44

    @Keith P.: That doesn’t prove anything nowadays. Anything can be Photoshopped.

    At any rate, I’m glad Papa Cole is doing well.

  45. 45
    HRA says:

    Yes, Mr. Cole you are fine. You keep on being fine through the process of healing.
    Best regards


  46. 46
    FredW says:

    I don’t know, shouldn’t he also holding today’s newspaper :)

  47. 47
    Ruckus says:

    @Ohio Mom:
    Yutsano is in the hospital finally getting some help for his body’s decision to fall down and lay there till someone picked him up.
    Sounds like his demeanor has improved a bit.
    Healthcare will do that to a person.

  48. 48
    Elie says:

    Glad Daddy is good.

  49. 49
    NotMax says:


    It’s 2019. He should be holding up a tablet displaying today’s B-J front page.


  50. 50
    Juju says:

    He looks pretty darn good.

  51. 51
    NotMax says:


    Keep in mind the recipient proudly and loudly chose an unwelcome mat for his front door.


  52. 52
    SFAW says:

    @Mary G:

    We were supposed to email you? Nobody told me.

    Cole especially likes whiny/complaining e-mail in ALL CAPS!

    [As WaterGirl has hinted at in #34.]

  53. 53
    AnotherBruce says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Hey dad, make sure to watch your kid, he has the weirdest accidents, Mostly hilarious, but with a measure of concern.

  54. 54

    @AnotherBruce: I think Papa Cole knows this, it’s genetic.

  55. 55
    Tehanu says:

    Glad he’s doing so well. Nice to have good news for a change.

  56. 56
    Manyakitty says:

    Yay for good news! I hope Mr. Cole, Sr continues his speedy recovery.

  57. 57
    thalarctosMaritimus says:

    @Amir Khalid: OMG, that’s a concise and perfect description. It’s just like you’re in my head.

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