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Sunday, June 18, 2017

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                      Thinking of Dad today. I miss talking to him and especially miss his laugh.

This picture was taken before he and Mom married, and I never knew him with hair so bald was always a norm for me. When Son2 was about 2 years old he said "Hey Pop, Youse Bolss Headed, Why?" And Dad told him the same story he always told My beloved Sister and Me.
" There are people like me who have to be bald headed. I am so cute I can barely keep the women away from me as it is. Imagine how hard it would be if I had hair. So I have to be bald for your Mother's (or Nan's if he were talking to my sons) sake."
He had a wicked sense of humor, loved life and loved just about everyone in it.  He always said if he had known earlier what it was like to live in a family of women, he would have been forward thinking and invested heavily in Kimberly Clark, Maybelline, and Hersheys, the three essentials of female life.

22 comments:

  1. Nice looking man! I got teary eyed this morning in church- besides Father's Day, it would have been my mother's 90th birthday. I was very lucky to have great parents- they were church goers,kind, loved us all (6 kids), encouraged us to graduate from college (4 did- my youngest brother died at age 19, and my sister got an AA degree) and supported us all. I really miss them both.

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  2. Mom is still living and is not happy to be without Dad, who truly adored her.

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  3. I love that last quip of his.

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  4. I love that bow tie. I bet my day wished he had invested in Kotex.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I understand! I wish I had invested in Rawlings and Louisville Slugger.

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  5. Love your father's explanation about baldness. I think your father and mine could have commiserated as my father was definitely thinning on top and had four girls and no sons.

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    1. Your dad had twice as many girls. I can remember Dad being frustrated as he tried to find a vacation week in Florida that worked for all three of us with different cycles.
      I think thinning passed Dad before I ever knew him. Since he never had sons, MBS and I were his "hired hands", so we learned a lot of guy stuff early. I can remember having to teach a couple of girls in my dorm how to use pliers and screwdrivers and how to change a light socket on a lamp.
      The upside for Dad was if we needed him in our corner a batch of chocolate chip cookies would appear. Or maybe he was always in our corner and just milked the hot cookie opportunities!

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  6. I have never known my partner with hair. I may share your father's theory with him (if he is very good).
    ' a wicked sense of humor, loved life and loved just about everyone in it.' is a wonderful epitaph.

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    1. I only hope when my time has passed someone remembers me with a similar sentiment.

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  7. Wow, I remember that picture of you with Wynton Marsalis. You are definitely your father's daughter! Anna

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  8. Your dad looks very handsome in that picture and he had beautiful eyes. Sounds like he was a wonderful person and dad.

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  9. Today was also my dad's birthday. He would have been 91. Coincidentally also would have been hubs grandpa's 106th birthday. What a great memory for you to have.

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    1. So this day packs a triple wallop for you. Memories are mostly wonderful things.

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  10. What a lovely tribute! It's these little things that live in our memories, insignificant to all but the closest

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    1. His bald story fuels all 3 of my sons who inherited his wit, smile, and male pattern baldness!

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    1. Thanks, I really miss his sensibility. He always made me laugh.

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