shaman wrote:Waldeinsamkeit? Yeah, my father used to date one of the daughters, Chlamydia . The family owned a butcher shop over in Cheviot? Yeah! I know who you're talking about. They had a crazy brother that was always getting lost in in Mt Airy Forest-- Woodie. I say what of it! Right?
shaman wrote:Sorry. I just couldn't help myself.
My Dad used to do that. You'd throw a name or a word at him and he'd launch into this long-winded dissertation on it.
1) It always had to do with someone he'd dated
2) The family all had strange first names
3) The family was usually Greek and they owned a string of chili parlors. Here in Cincinnati, the Greeks invented Cincinnati Chili (a local delicacy). So it was common to have families with odd names running chili parlors.
4) As the story progress, he'd weave in details from his vast memory of local politics and the building trades.
Dad died back in 2011, but I've been carrying on the tradition. It's funny, but you can often times get folks interested in the details and they completely forget the original goofy premise. Dad go on like that indefinitely if you gave him the opportunity.
I miss Dad
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