Friday, March 27, 2009

Memoirs of a Crazy Childhood Chapter 11....

I remember when I first met my Dad, only then he was my mom's new boyfriend and we called him Don.  They took us to Parklane Mall which was a brand new mall and we got to walk around the mall like a family.  I was so excited because I didn't have a dad anymore, all my other friends did, but mine was gone.  I remember walking through the mall with such pride because me and my brother were walking with my mom and Don who looked like he would be our dad.  Don was so nice to us that day and I felt so special and loved when he bought me a balloon.  I was pretty young maybe 6 or 7 and I remember feeling devastated when I accidently let go of the string and the balloon went up to the ceiling.  I think I was probably crying, but Don got maintenance and had them get a ladder so I could get my balloon off the ceiling.  He could have easily bought me another balloon, but I think he knew how special that particular balloon was to me, so he made sure I got it back.

5 comments:

Chrissy and Jack said...

This made me smile so much! =)

Kimmy said...

I didn't realize it until he was gone how much he taught me in the 17 years I knew him. I am so lucky and proud to have him as my grandfather.

Anonymous said...

Carol says..ok, now you brought tears to my eyes..he touched so many lives. Doyou remember the first time I met you, Steve and Liz? Went to Verdi Inn for Christmas Dinner and Mom and Dad had to leave to bring Liz to a babysitter since she was screaming so loud, lol.

Madre Adoptiva said...

Great. Thanks. Now I'm crying. I miss him every day.

A Mom Anonymous said...

Awww. Your Dad was a great guy! I'm glad I got the chance to know him as well.