|Mom and Dad "horsing around" on a camping trip|
For example, Dad asked his granddaughters, “Have you heard of this Michael Boubble [he said it like bobble] guy? What’s his name? Michael Bluhbluh?” They deciphered from the conversation, which was about music, that he meant Michael Buble. They told him that most of Michael Buble’s fans were middle-aged women, but Dad said he didn’t care, he really liked the guy's music too.
When the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” was released, Dad said he wanted to take his grandchildren to see it, but he kept referring to it (even after they’d seen it) as “The Pilots of the Mediterranean.” They knew what he meant, though; they were used to Gramps’s reinterpretation of things like that and thought it was hilarious.
It’s funny what specific things we miss about those who have gone on ahead, like Dad’s renaming which was such a great part of him. He never had the chance to hear this duet sung by one of his old favorites and one of his new; he probably wouldn’t have remembered the name of it, but he definitely would have enjoyed the music.
This one’s for you, Dad!