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Monday, February 16, 2009

Ninety-Three and Still Crackin' Us Up!

On my last visit to my dad at the V.A. Home there was a break in cold winter weather we'd been having and I thought it'd be good for him to get out. So off we went to Stewart's Drive-In to get some lunch. While we were waiting for our food I was telling him that Paul had taken Brian the night before to pick up his two new suits that were finally ready after being altered for the third time.
He says, "You know I want (to be buried in) that Oxford striped tie that Johnny brought back from London."
"OK, Dad and you want to wear your black and white saddle golf shoes?" I say jokingly.
"Yea, sure, and I want my camel-colored sport's jacket."
"Ah-ha and what pants will you be wearing with this?"
"I want my black and white hounds-toothed pants."
"So let me get this right. You want the club-striped tie, camel colored jacket, black and white hounds-toothed pants, with the black & white saddle golf shoes?" We both crack-up.
"Well", he says, "nobody has to see the bottom." We laugh harder.
"Ummm . . . and what shirt will you be wearing with this?"
"Oh, awhile back I got a dark blue Oxford button down, um . . . but it has short-sleeves."
"Who will know?" I say and we both crack-up.
He says, "But ya know the cuffs won't be showing", he says pointing to his wrist.
We laugh again. He thinks this is a riot!
All this from a man I remember that used to be impeccably dressed.
(Except for those awful bright colored golf pants that we used to tease him about!)
8/24/2010 Well Dad - You did get the tie.

Just to show these are the "for real" Black and White Saddle Shoes he wore. Not even the golf ones! And parents wonder why we didn't want to be seen with them when we were teenagers! LOL
(Note: Our High School cheerleaders wore them and I thought that was cool. Maybe that's why I was so embarrassed that my dad wore them.)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy said...

You know your Dad would look just great in that outfit! He's a gem.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Joan

5:11 PM  
Anonymous tleifur said...

Cheers for your Dad. My Father was a carpenter and wore carpenter's overalls his whole life. He was dressed in his "Sunday best" at his funeral and looked like a movie star.

Rev. Teresa B. Leifur
Pensacola, FL

9:28 AM  

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