My Dad Might Kick You in the Face

tribute to father birthday dead
tribute to father birthday dead

My dad and me in the backyard at my grandparents’ house in Skunk Hollow, Pennsylvania

This is my dad, Roy.

Today he would have been 72.

As a birthday present, I’d love you to read about my dad for just a minute…

He was pretty crazy, was a wonderful wood-carver, ordered his evening beer and cigarettes from us in Spanish only, danced when he needed to fart, kicked some guy in the face while serving on a submarine in the Navy because he was sometimes mean like that, especially if he thought a guy was in need of a kick in the face, was aboard the USS Waller during the Cuban Blockade, where he wrote a letter home referring to it as “Blockade Schmockade”, taught me how to ride a crazy Appaloosa named Jumper during summers in Utah, and wrote a lot of cool, folksy poetry.

This link will take you to the tribute I wrote to my dad on his 70th birthday. I’d love you to get to know him a little better.

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Love, Marla

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