Last week I found this wonderful blog, Once upon a Miracle, she is brilliant and does a blog called True Story Tuesdays. Last week I decided to play along because I needed to relive.. this week I am playing along because I had fun last week ;o)~ Now this week's story..I was going to tell one about my habitually unemployed Ex who wore a beavis and butthead tshirt under a white dress shirt to a job interview but decided that I will not trash him.. even though he deserves it. Instead, I chose a happier memory.
Picture this: My grandparents 50th anniversary. At their house we had four dogs, our two dogs (Shakey and Dani-no relation to my son :o)~ lol), My Grandmothers dog (Minky), and Uncle Stanley's dog (Oscar). Needless to say we also had about 60 people in the house (because we are from the east coast and every party after the party is as big as the original party). As we are sitting down this black dog comes running in the room and jumps up on Nana's friend Jennie who was in her 70s and this little tiny thing (maybe 4'6 max). Well, as we are all yelling "Minky! Minky! get down!" (It was a black dog) Jennie is yelling "its not minky! its not Minky!" Uncle Stanley is near on the floor laughing... I mean hysterically laughing. Apparently this stray black dog came to the door and Stanley just for giggles let the dog in.
Because well that was just the kind of person Stanley was. He would look for a moment to add some chaos to, and seize the day. 21 years ago last week, my Uncle suffered a massive heart attack and passed away. I will always remember his humor. His ability to make people smile and his warm heart.
I mean besides whats not to love about a guy who on a job interview was talking to the interviewer and when she says "why did you leave your last job" he replied "Well I had to" She asked back "Well what did you do?" with a straight face he told her "I was a jockey.. " She replied "oh?" and he said "yea it was too hard on the horse" .
Rest in Peace Uncle Stanley, you are missed and you are loved!