Dad: A Catalogue

Pleasure reading:
Pride and Prejudice
Rex Stout mysteries
The Dictionary of Mathematics

Required reading:
The New York Times

Favorite movies:
Some Like It Hot
A Night at the Opera

Favorite foods:
Scrapple
Pot roast
Shad roe
Lobster
Breyer’s vanilla ice cream

Ailments:
Emphysema
Frequent pneumonia
Deafness
Diabetes

Age when started smoking:
12

Age when started drinking:
Late teens

Age when quit drinking:
55

Age when quit smoking:
56

Scars:
Appendix scar
Crooked little finger, slammed in door when mother locked him in closet

Regular habits:
The New York Times crossword (preferably with his wife)
Morning coffee
Watching the World Series
Ranting about Richard Nixon and other Republicans. But mostly Nixon.
Swearing, often when asleep

Years married:
55

Children:
Three living daughters and one living son
First child, a daughter, died at three months

Grandchildren:
Four boys, three girls

Regular contributions to charitable organizations:
NAACP
The Democratic Party
Public Television
Dakin Animal Shelter

A week before he died at age 85, he wondered aloud:

“Is the yellow in daffodils created by the same chemical compound as the yellow in forsythia?”

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