My brother, Tom Doyle, contacted me to remind me that today, August 15, would have been our Dad's birthday. Our Dad died in 1995.
He shared his memories...
I remember Dad going around the house stating emphatically again and again that “If you act enthusiastic.. YOU WILL BE ENTHUSIASTIC!!!” It was the Dale Carnegie motto.
I also remember mom thinking that dad was not quite as funny as he thought. ”Dennis, you laugh at your own jokes” (I get a little of that around my house).
I remember dad practicing his “bowling” in the front room. a one, two, three—release. I remember dad getting a small trophy for the most improved bowler (sports were never his forte). I think the trophy was a bronze belt buckle or …I might be dreaming.
He was a good hunter and a good beer drinking fisherman who never caught a fish, regardless if it was at Lake Estes or on the farm.
I remember his observations about shopping.”Have you ever seen so much stuff that you don’t need?”
And his insight on the costs of things “It’s higher that a Cat’s back!”