Many thanks to everyone who took the time to write a message honoring my dad's memory. On behalf of my family, we have really enjoyed reading your memories and appreciate you sharing them with us. Many of you were right on in your description of him: intelligent, unassuming, generous to a fault, great wit ... As yesterday was the 2nd year anniversary of my father's passing I thought I'd briefly share a few fun memories which I often recall -
- The terrifying moment he had me stall the plane, a V tailed Bonanza with the Sutter Buttes in the background when I was 15
- In the 1970's laughing hysterically with tears in our eyes, during Cheech and Chongs Up in Smoke, at an empty movie theater in Incline Village, NV
- washing the airplane with him then going for cheese burgers
- his insistence at a music store that I buy and learn the saxophone instead of a clarinet or flute (that the band director recommended "for girls")
- the crazy, first driving lesson he gave me on the way home from buying the saxophone when I was going 80 miles an hour because he told me to "floor it" ....then listening to Dave Brubeck's Take Five after we got home
- landing in Mulege, Baja CA and walking into a Casablanca type bar next to the runaway only to hear an old drinking buddy shout out his name...
- turning beautiful figure eights over Lake Tahoe
Thank you Dad for giving us an interesting, eventful life of both security and adventure. I am so very grateful.....