What can I say about my dad? Alot! He was
hardworking, a non-drinker, patriotic, a war veteran, a family man, a loving husband and father, and I
could go on and on. He had his moments where he would irritate us with his cantankerous attitude but he was generous. If we asked my mom to use the car, she
would say no but ask dad and he would say sure, where you want to go? I'd jokingly say California and he
would say okay, take it. He used to say he was
perfect, not quite Dad but you came close. He had his faults but I'm only going to dwell on his good side.
So here I go.
He liked sports and he remained loyal to the teams he liked. I don't remember him ever cheering for
another team. He was a diehard Yankee fan, he loved
the NY Giants and the Boston Celtics. I remember he
used to have my mom keep score of the Yankee games so he could see how they did when he came home from
work. There were only daytime games then so he
couldn't watch. He would drag us to Cooperstown to
see major league exhibition games and the Hall of
Fame. Not being a baseball fan myself, I hated going
but he loved it so.
For you Dad.....
He was also very patriotic. He went to the
parades, flew the flag on all the holidays, watched
war movies over and over again. He was wounded in
World War II and he was proud of his time served. He
even would call me every April 30 and ask me if I
knew what today was. I would answer, Yes, Dad, the
anniversary of you being wounded. He would proceed to tell me how many years it had been.
He was wounded in 1945 in Munich, Germany. He had a scar on his chest as a constant reminder. He wouldn't talk about his own war experience but he made us see war movies like The Guns of Navarone, Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day, and the list goes on and on. To be honest, it wasn't all that bad because he also took us to see the latest Disney flick too. Thanks Dad!
Just for you......
As for his taste in music, well he liked the oldies. He used to listen to the radio alot and his favorite was a DJ named Danny Fusco on WIBX. He also loved Lawrence Welk and never missed his show. He loved watching Barbara and Bobby dance and would comment how she never showed her panties when Bobby would twirl her. Dad, how could she? She had so many petticoats on underneath her skirt, geesh!
So for you Dad......
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