Check with Jim for the Town Schedule
So, Herman put out the garbage last night, not realizing
there’s no pick-up on President’s Day, which
is the day I’m writing this. When Terry’s
dad Jim dropped her off this morning, his comment to Terry
was, “I guess Herman didn’t realize there’s
no pick-up today.” Herman’s response to Terry
was basically that he wasn’t sure, so he put it
out to be safe.
Jim is retired, so he has time to keep track of these
things. Jim is a great guy and has come to our rescue
several times. He takes care of my cats when I’m
out of town, re-lights the pilot on our problematic gas
furnace when it goes out, brought over his portable air
compressor when we had a flat and brought a box of wood
scraps to use for kindling. (His hobby is wood working.)
Terry is typing for me and I thought I would let her fill
you in on the finer points of her dad. My dad is a wonderful
guy. He was always there for me as a kid. He’s always
had a funny sort of humor that always helped with any
situation, good or bad. For instance I called him the
other day to ask if he could pick up a take out order
for Kathryn and I and he said “I’ll do it
for my favorite daughter Kathryn.” He never seems
to see anything but the sunny side of things. And he always
has a comment ready for any situation. He was a great
dad growing up, always involved in what us kids were doing.
Whether it was scouts, ballgames, school presentations
taking us camping or just on a day trip to the park or
Catskill Game Farm he was always there to enjoy with us.
taking over now. From what I can see Jim has always been
a hands-on dad. Always there for any situation that came
up. Terry has definitely got her care for people from
him. And lucky for me I have been officially adopted by
Pop as all who care and love him call him.
really great being part of an extended family, especially
in one as loving as the Woods brood.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com