October 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

My father was born 99 years ago today. Lost him a few months after this video was made, but he was the first coffeehouser:

I had just purchased an 8mm camcorder and caught my Dad playing the song he wrote for my Mom when they first dated in Oklahoma City.

Shameless Self Promotion Posted by John Kranz at October 17, 2012 12:48 AM

That's sweet...perhaps bittersweet, but obviously he LIVED a life, and since we're all going sometime, that's the very best there is.

Posted by: Ellis Wyatt at October 16, 2012 8:09 PM

A very charming man!

Posted by: Boulder Refugee at October 16, 2012 11:44 PM

Thanks. I am very happy to have this video.

Sharp-eyed evening readers will have noticed that I posted this on the 16th and dated it forward. But on his birthday, if I had not called, the phone would ring about 8:30 or 9:00 AM. I'd answer "Hello" and he'd say "Well???????" My sister and I still celebrate birthdays with "Welll????" And I thought it best to be prepared.

Posted by: jk at October 17, 2012 9:02 AM

Your dad was one of the very finest men I've ever known. I miss him. Thanks for putting up this video.

Posted by: Sugarchuck at October 17, 2012 9:34 AM | What do you think? [4]