Sunday, March 23, 2008

We lost a great one

My father died today...and I can not quite wrap my brain around that. My son put it best when he said "he is the biggest character in our family"
This photo was taken in 1970 by my mother. We were about to go see the Who perform "Tommy"
We were all there because he stood online for a long time and persevered. He wanted his whole family (or the "whole fam damily" as he would say) to see the first rock opera, performed for the first time, at the Metropolitan Opera House.

It's my dad at his best.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


My dad is failing fast, and I am trying to find my inner zen and strength. I am flying down to Florida tomorrow to be with him, and my mom, for what I am sure will be a very emotional and poignant visit, so I am trying to find my inner Zen. Here is something I wrote about him on his birthday a few years back.

Full Moon Night

It was his birthday on Friday. I spoke to him on the phone, and he sounded pretty good. After we spoke he asked my mom for the phone again and said "Annie, I want you to come with me next month to go on the Rich People's March." ...