This is my Dad. Hi Papa!He was the hardest worker I have ever known. He was set in his ways and they are convictions that I hold true to this day. He taught me so much and I miss him.
He could laugh really hard at spectacularly bad "B" movies and Roadrunner cartoons while the TV was on volume 50 [think Infomercials on HIGH!]. He was always more entertaining then the show.
Pooldad and Papa loved to play golf together. P/D says that my Dad had the most beautiful draw on a golf course and was the coolest guy he ever played golf with.
When my Dad passed Pooldad snuck a yellow golf ball in his casket. Our family loved it. So would've my Dad.
I could write volumes, but I think I will leave you with this little vignette of familylife. Picture my Mom, my older sister, my older brother, me and Pooldad.
Sis: So what did you put in with Dad, Skippy?
Skip: You mean in the casket, with Dad?
Mom: Yes. What was your memento?
Skip: Well, since Dad loved to play the lottery I put a Pick 6 ticket in...it pays 10 mil.
Skip: um...yes...he loved the lottery and Bro put in vodka, so what is wrong with a ticket?
Sis: Nothing...but uh...I mean I put in Marlboro Light cigarettes....
Mom: [hurriedly interrupting Sis] Nothing is wrong at all Skippy, really at all - ah - that is sweet..but did you, y'know..write them down...the numbers?
Skip: You don't mean did I write it down in case he wins?
Bro: Well yes...did you write down the numbers dumbshit? [Yes, in the limo, on the way to the burial, he called me dumbshit]
Skip: The numbers to the lottery ticket? huh?
Sis/Mom: [practically yelling] YES!!!!!!!!
Skip: um...sure. [I didn't really write them down but I said yes because I thought we would be attacked if I said no-believe me I could've cared less...it was a SYMBOL tadpoles.]
Mom/Bro/Sis: [sigh of relief]
Mom: [Believing I am as shallow as everyone else in the limo blood related to ME] Good, well at least we will know if it is a winning ticket.
Skip: 0_o!!!! [I said NOTHING]
A few moments later I turned to my husband and whispered:
"Like I would so DIG my father up for the winnings? Are they nuts?"
And now you know why I don't EVER post about my immediate family.