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
Funny you should mention your Dad in that contexts. I just got back from the hospital (near Highland Indiana) where my Dad has been for the last 12 days, in ICU. I nearly lost him twice, but he is slowly recovering, though he will remain on Oxygen for the remainder of his life.
This man taught me nearly everything I know about hunting. We talked for days of hunting, and things we've built, silly stories, and inside jokes, family tales, and guns. I'm told there is a shotgun waiting for me to inherit, I told him it could wait a long time, as I'm in no hurry.
I let him know, that he has been my role model, my entire life. ........I will miss him when he is gone.
he was released from the Hospital Sunday, a few hours after I had to leave. i very nearly missed the check in time for the rental car, but I had such a hard time, leaving him there. Though it was my Mother who never left his side, but for sleep or food, unless another family member was with him. My parents are in their 70's and were highschool sweethearts, and still are.
My Father's Mother is 97, and her Son came very close to dying, yet he is recovering, and on the very day he was allowed to return home, her Brother dropped dead.
It has made me think on Family connections, and Family history, traditions, memories, and hand-Me-Down-Guns.viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9038
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.