Monday, September 28, 2009

Dad Stuff and links to newspaper articles and obituaries

Two random thoughts about my dad that are just on my mind tonight:
He and mom kept miniature Snicker's in dad's room at the hospital and would tell every nurse and doctor, every single time they came into the room, "Don't forget your tip." Then they would badger the poor people until they took at least one Snicker, telling them to at least give it to someone else if they didn't want it or couldn't eat it themselves.

Thought number two is the fact that he absolutely, positively refused to wear a seatbelt. Drove us all crazy.

Links
Link to dad's obituary and memorial page where you can leave a message: click here.

Link to article in the Port Arthur News: click here.

Link to article in the Beaumont Enterprise: click here.

Link to story on local CBS television station (with lots of pictures): click here.

Link to story on local FOX television station (with video): click here.

Link to more pictures of dad: click here.

3 comments:

Abby Taylor said...

I've been following. I'm so sorry, and I'll be praying for you and your family. - Carol

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Laurie, it sounds like your dad was a wonderful person who brought a lot of happiness and laughter to so many people. Thank you for sharing him with us here. XO

Steve said...

Red was in the local press before he passed away, as well. I picked up a copy of the September 25th "Examiner" (a local weekly) yesterday and opened their Entertainment Guide. On page 4, they began coverage of the Texas Rice Festival and the biggest picture on the page is Jingles making a balloon animal. Coincidence? You decide.