|THIS is about my all time favorite picture of my dad and I.|
This really tells a good story of my dad. It's worth it to go look at the pictures. FOR REAL. Go. Seriously. It's pretty amazing he turned out the way he has.
My Dad's Mother was Blanche DuBois and Norma Desmond Combined.
My Dad is more open minded, sympathetic, put together, responsible, charming, chivalrous and successful in life than he has any right to be by his upbringing. My dad SHOULD be a raging alcoholic who smokes unfiltered Camels. Oh, and be married and divorced several times. Because that is what his parents and relatives did before him. But he's not. Because he chose not to do those things. He made the decision and just didn't do it.
|We don't have the same dimples or anything. Not at all.|
More so today than ever before, I understand and appreciate my dad. He went through a challenging childhood as an only child of MULTIPLE divorces (see link above) and yet, he came out on top. He and I had rocky times, as any child and parent will from time to time, but you all know how they helped me get sober and since then, we've worked really hard to have a mutually respectful relationship, and today, we have it. It's full of love and fun and appreciation. He has a great sense of humor and I know I get some of it from him. He is a bit of a dandy - a clotheshorse if you will - and I KNOW I get that from him. I really enjoy spending time with him today.
The older we both get, the more I appreciate him.
|He loves Sally Boy too. Who doesn't?|
|Last time my parents were visiting. Now one of my favorite pictures. These two have my heart. |
More than ever with these babies coming, they are my backbone.