he is and was strict about being good to our Mama.
what was it that Bill Cosby said? I gave you life and I can take it away.
was that Bill Cosby?
well, at least I know it was Daddy about Mama.
he provided and protected. still does and every once in a while he'll say to me on the phone, ya know, Boog, if you need anything you just let me know. why hadn't you come home yet?
and I say, I don't know Daddy. I'm just here for now. Is that okay?
and he says, yes but ya' know all ya' gotta do is call me.
yes, Daddy. I know that.
that whole thing you do when you think nobody else is looking. pick your nose. fix yourself a drink. have a smoke. take a nap. piddle. try to move forward. play with Billy Sue. talk with Slater. cook. clean. take another nap. watch a movie. take a bath. brush your teeth. read. laundromat. buy groceries. write. take photographs. listen to music. Daddy was always moving, working. still does. if there was anything good his Daddy taught him it was to work hard. mule like.
even when he broke his back falling into an ocean from an oil rig he was back at work in no time, the next hitch I think. he did his own physical therapy and tried to make me do sit ups as a kid. me crying my eyes out. him counting and saying he'd start over if I didn't hush up. Mama would always save me with a, Bobby, stop harassing her. Go get cleaned up. Dinner's almost ready. He was trying to tell me to stay healthy and he still does which is good. healthy is good.
crazy as hell.
he enjoys/enjoyed life.
he is/was silly.
charitable beyond measure.
with so much love in his heart.
Mama always said, It only takes one good person to raise a kid. I had/have many good people. And so does Slater.
and I am grateful.