When you would come home from work ( EVERY DAY) daddy all of us would hide be hind the furniture in the living room and you would come in jinggling your keys very loud and we would JUMP OUT and say RAH! you'd alway act scared and jump....now i know you were a good actor.
You would always sing songs to me, my favorite was " There was an old lady that swollered a flie, I don't know way she swollered the flie perhaps she'll die"ect.
When you and moma decided to put me in day care I'd scream bloody merry and I'd make you feel guity to leave me. ( some times I'd win) SMILING. When we found a day care I could tollerate I complained to you I hate grits/oatmeal you convience the ladies to give me syrp and bread. (Rotton Brat)
The time you'd smoke ciggars around me in the car I'd cough and fuss at you "that smoke stinks Daddy coughing like it was my last breath...you stop smoken them around me. (I won!)
You'd always let me stand on your feet while we'd dance together with no music playing at all in the back ground.
You'd always carry me on your shoulders and in your arms of protection.
I once told you "I like Chocolate ice cream, you bought so much chocolate ice cream until i got burnt out on it....Still today i dont like it any more. (thanks dad)
You ware an all white uniform to work at the V A hospital and i declared to my teachers that " My Daddy Is A Doctor" with a strate face.
The times you and moma would go to the night clubs moma in a beautyful gold dress and gold shoes, you with the smooth a hat and suit. The matching western out fits ( Unity)
Christmas was the best you'd love to assemble every toy and bike. We got large fruit/mixed nuts basket. Mr Charlie and Mrs Mary coming over with holiday cheer.
The long lectures when i stole money out your pockets for the candy house...and spankings that kept me out of prison TODAY. Taking us trickorteating for Holloween.
The special soul mans hand shake you'd do with Unkle LoNNie and Unkle Vernell your brother in laws. Fishing trips in the boat with life jackets on a must! Teaching us to shoot bebe/Plet guns. Growing small gardens getting excited to see the tomatos turn red.
When I was locked out side one day I conviently busted out a widow in Chico's room, he retaliated and broke my room widow out too. Daddy let us freeze that winter. (lesson learned!)
Every time you got ready to joy ride in the Fery 66 white car we'd ask can we go too daddy you'd always say "Not This Time Some Other Time" (you had a nice way of saying NO! )
The home made basketball gold you made for us. Thanks Dad!
Some days I'd be riding my bike in the hood with a friend (lolita)and you drive arround til you find me and have my faviorate a dill pickle in a brown paper bag. Thanks Dad!
I will never for get the time i cut my foot on a large piece of glass hopped and hollered all the way home woke you up out of a dead good sleep "Hollering For Jesus" while you wressled to remove it. Thanks Doctor Dad! We would always fighting over a chair " when you move you loose!" when the debate arrised you'd end it. Thanks Judge Daddy!
Dad bought us dogs and he'd groom the house dog at the vet's our other out door dogs were ronda, man, and gomer. We'd have the best family summer vactions! I'm going to miss the hot summer days with you dressed in your worn blue jean coveralls eating watermelon with you Dad....You tought me so much with your actions and words. How you and moma cared for your aging parents. Moma would always catch the city bus on Saturday to care for Moma (Geneva)Williams hair ect...Daddy when we'd go visit Big Moma (Mae Pearl) you'd slip her cash even doe she had a husband. Your a tough act to follow Daddy. When I knew your health was fading I started to coach my self and say Daddy aint no Dinosor he can't live forever. All soul belong to God....... Our Creator. The day God called you home I'd been studing hospic handout about preparing to say goodby to loved one. I was not sure I wanted to be there with you. I got the phone call from the nurse it is time to come in Geneva and say your goodbuys. While driving there I got the Bubble Gutt, needed a drink of water Atari gave me some of her soda pop. The traffic was on a stand sill, I breath a sigh of releave (thank you God) maybe he'll be gone when I get there. Talked to Tamma on the cell phone " Were at Hwy 35 and Illinois in rout...she relayed to you the message Daddy. The traffic cleared up and soon we were parked by your window and I noticed that it was up, I though is that so the soul can fly out the window? (the child in me) In your room were the Chaplin, Nures, Bridgette the care giver (earth bound angels) Tamma, Atari, Roquia and me. We held your hands and we switched out with Atari and Roquia. When Tamma went to the sink to freshen up I asked her " Did you say goodbye yet" She said yes I did...... I ask for some alone time and as they cleard the room I pop a peppermint in my mouth I didnt want to bring you my possible BAD BREATH as I held your hand daddy and said my special goodbye and ended with a song to you this time DADDY. "yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me...for the bible tells me soooooooo. I released you presious hand Daddy and call the others back in and your garden angel and you peasefully took your flight to your eternal rest ..............It's okay to let go Daddy.....now to day I know it was Gods will that we were there for you......because you were always THERE FOR US.............