You never even looked 7o then. You were the strongest man I knew. Man were you fast. No matter how fast I dodged...you would catch me. DAMN!!
It's still hard to believe you are gone.
I want to remember these moments about you today, because although I didn't realize the significance at the time, I often look back on these and LAUGH OUT LOUD:
1) First speeding ticket - "stopped" in front of the house trying to make curfew. I actually never knew he was behind me until we went to get out of the car (yeah huh I swear!). You... in your pajamas... talking to the officer... making sure he gave me the ticket.
HA! I LOVE YOU!!
2) After spilling the whipping cream (at the age of 11) the following dialogue laid the foundation that I would always question...and never fear...authority.
You: Do you realize you just wasted $1.35 worth of whipping cream? (You were so
Me: ::walked into my room...grabbed $2.00 off my dresser...walked back...slapped the $$ on the kitchen table:: There! Keep the change!! ::running...to my room...did.not.make.it.::
OUCH! I LOVE YOU!!
3) You were the best day care around. So innovative. Who knew that in the days before those stand in place walkers, they only needed to look to you? What a brilliant idea to put one wheel of the walker in a pot. All he could do was walk in circles for hours.
OH! I LOVE YOU!!
Today would be your day. And we would have a big cake. With a big a$$ candle.
I would tell you a dirty joke... you would laugh until you snort...and Mom would give us the "look".
We had fun... We had fights... We were a family.
I LOVE YOU...AND I MISS YOU!!
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y, D A D!!