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December 20, 2005


Just before my grandfather died, I remember visiting him as he lay in his bed with a pile of get well cards on the comforter. He started fiddling with them, poking through them all, and let out a big sigh. When we asked what the matter was, he said "I've opened every card here and you know what? Not one of them has any money."
He made us laugh, as always, and that's how he wanted us to remember him.
(Oh great, now I'm getting all weepy...)

Anne...your writing reflects the lighthearted spirit you obviously inherited from your dad. I'm sorry he is no longer with you, but glad you have memories to share with your little boy.

Many thanks both of you, and welcome to my blog!

My father and I did disagree on one major thing: he loved Bennie Hill, which drove me nuts. You know, the old, ugly British comedian who chased after buxom blondes at high speed. I don't think he missed a single episode.

Towards the end of his life, he lso became a big "Judge Judy" fan, and you couldn't convince him that wasn't comedy too.

That sounds like a nice tribute to his memory.

"...which I plan to commemorate by having an absolutely wonderful time with his namesake, my son."

And so you should; that's one of the nicest tributes you could offer up for his yahrzeit!

I think your dad liked me because I enjoyed Bennie Hill, too.

I think your yartzeit plans are lovely....Who is Filo Vance?

mcaryeh: Y'know, I have no idea. I got the lyrics from my brother and copied them as is. I tried googling his name, but this post comes in second, and all the others are for filo dough. Here's the one mention I found:


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