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Bourbon On The Rocks for Monday Feb-19-2018 has all this for your listening enjoyment…..
*Just five days after the tragic shooting in Florida we now have all the legislation figured out to fix the moral decay in the country. Will it work?
*Do you wear yoga pants to the gym? If you don’t do you think people should? This editorial in the New York Times called Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women blew up the internet over the weekend. Duke goes over what is up.
Below is a post Duke wrote remembering his Dad who passed away on this day in 1995. He reads this on today’s show.
This plus THIS DAY IN HISTORY and more on BOTR on FTR
This was originally posted Feb 19, 2011
In Memoriam, Edward LaDuke May-6-1937 Feb-19-1995
While it is on my mind……
I told myself a while ago that I would not focus on the day my Dad walked into eternity without saying goodbye. For some reason though this past week I have been thinking about this day as it approached more than in past years and usually the only way I fix these bouts is to write these things down. So here I go……..
Sunday, February 19 of 1995 was not the greatest of days as you can probably imagine.
It should have been just like any other normal day.
It started like any other. My Dad had the day off and early in the morning went to get a coffee and a paper which was ritual in the household. When I was home on these Sundays I would get the Sports section first and he would get the front page and editorial and then we would switch. Truth be told, I would have preferred the editorial section but he was at the top of the pecking order and that was just how it was.
He had not been feeling well for a while. Nothing that he would complain about but you could just tell. If he was asked about it he would just brush it off to being tired. I think we all knew better looking back, but at age 57 he was supposed to have a couple of more years left. Even though his older brother Marvin had passed away at 59 the previous summer from a heart attack in his sleep it couldn’t happen twice to the same family and he reassured us of this when pressed about how he was feeling. He never complained he just dealt with whatever was bringing him down.That was his way.
Had February 19th been like any other day like I sometimes imagine what he would think of the world today as his 74th Birthday would have been approaching. The things he would have marveled at and been so proud of. My sister and her husband raising two absolutely beautiful girls and doing Continue reading…