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Thread #82171   Message #1504715
Posted By: Chanteyranger
19-Jun-05 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: I Remember Father
Subject: RE: BS: I Remember Father
Amergin! That is one very special occasion coming up. A very happy father's day to you.

Sixtieschick say's it very succinctly and eloquently. Some of my memories: My father took me to my first Giants game. Willie Mays hit a homerun. He took me to my first pro boxing match; heavyweights Jerry Quarry vs Thad Spencer. He and mom took us to see the Broadway cast of West Side Story, on tour in San Francisco, and I fell completely head over heels for that musical. He took me to my first Chaplin and Keaton films, and exposed sixtieschick and I to so many interesting cultural events that became a part of our lives. Dad helped design an elementary school, did the HVAC engineering for many hospitals and other projects, and in the 1970's, invented a new type of kidney dialysis system that vastly improved its safety. Ironically, he had to be on dialysis himself
in his last year. He was a brave man, an independent thinker, and a good father.