RaisingDad
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Joined 01-18-14, id: 960416, Profile Updated: 01-02-16
Author has written 9 stories for Humor, and Kids.

I started this blog as a way to work through the various frustrations of having my 97-year-old father living with me and my family. I felt that I could either vent in a healthy way here or vent in an unhealthy way there.

I chose here.

I also started it as a way to connect with people who might be in the same situation I'm in. I wanted to let them know that they weren't alone in what they were going through and that they weren't alone in what they were feeling.

Raising a child is hard.

Raising a parent is harder.

And, not that it matters, but most of it is true.

Please consider this an invitation to visit my other humor sites:

American Chimpanzee at fanfiction.net

Random Acts of Nonsense at fictionpress.com

@JimDuchene

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RaisingDad IV reviews
If you like these stories about my father (but ONLY if you like them), then please send an email to editor @ desertexposure . com (yes, it's silly I have to do that) and ask why there wasn't a story in their Desert Diary section. You can refer to the story as "by Henry Duchene" or "the father and his son" or "Raising My Father," as long as it's in your own words. Thanks. Jim
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 30,995 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 9/21/2015
As Featured In Desert Exposure Magazine reviews
I wish I could take credit, but the stories in this section are all based on classic jokes. Such as: "Did you hear the one about the woman who couldn't find a singing partner? She had to buy a duet-yourself kit."
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 414 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 12/20/2015 - Published: 7/7/2015
My Dad: Written for the AARP Bulletin reviews
What do you call a musician without a girlfriend? Homeless.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,021 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/27/2015 - Published: 4/15/2014
RaisingDad III reviews
I traded in my wife's piano for a clarinet. You can't sing while playing a clarinet.
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 46 - Words: 38,463 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/19/2015 - Published: 3/16/2015
My Dad In The War reviews
What's a bassoon good for? Kindling an accordion fire.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 13,255 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/25/2015 - Published: 3/30/2014
RaisingDad I reviews
What's the difference between an accordion and a trampoline? You're supposed to take off your shoes before jumping on a trampoline.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 43,109 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/24/2015 - Published: 1/18/2014
I'll Mail It To You reviews
I took a course that promised: "Learn To Play The Piano In Ten Easy Lessons." They didn't lie. It was the first 120 lessons that were hard.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 855 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/4/2015 - Complete
RaisingDad II reviews
Why do they call it rap music? Because the letter C fell off at the printers.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 50 - Words: 35,354 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/4/2015 - Published: 9/30/2014
Call Me Mac reviews
The movie was so bad the manager was giving people their money back while they were walking IN.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,225 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/7/2014 - Complete