Since my father’s passing I’ve been honoring his memory by telling some of my favorite stories about him. You can read more of them by clicking the “BetheBoy Dad Stories” link below.
One of the first memories of my dad is from 1979. I was five years old and we we’re living in a basement apartment. I’m not sure how it happened but one Saturday night he and I were home alone watching TV. My memory tells me we were watching The Uncle Floyd Show but I can’t be certain. I do know for sure that we were eating peanuts and throwing the shells onto the tile floor. I was worried my mother would get mad if she saw the mess so I asked my dad who was going to clean up the shells. He said: “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of everything”.
Thirty years after tossing peanut shells on the floor my father and I were sitting in a bar tossing back a few beers. After discussing the Mets for a while I tell my him that there’s something serious bothering me. After hearing me out my dad simply said: “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of everything”.
Thanks dad, as long as you were around I always felt like everything was taken care of. I’ll do my best to take it from here now that you’re gone.
After this weekend I’ll be backing off of the dad stories for a little bit. Not because I’ve run out of things to say but simply because it’s time to get back to the business of living. Thank you for reading.
The Reminder to See Us on Saturday
Prior to all of this death business my wife and I did a regular weekly live chat show on Saturday nights. For reasons you can certainly understand we haven’t been able to do the show for the past few weeks but we will be coming back this Saturday November 7th to honor my dad with a special show.
For this week only we’ll be going on the air at a special early time to allow my east coast family and friends to watch. You can watch here starting at 6 PM Pacific time (9 PM Eastern time) on Saturday night. We’ll see you on Saturday night.