Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dead Daddy. Happy Birthday To You

Today my dad would have been a year older. Lucky for him he found a way to stop aging.

My family has chosen to envision an afterlife with cable television. We do this in honor of my Grandpa who had at least one TV in every room. I am thinking both of them now, watching wall to wall Anna Nicole coverage and speculating if she'll be buried before James Brown.

We sang this song together in the hospital. It frightened me to hear his usual bass voice reduced to a shaky afraid tenor and I can only hope that this song holds some truth and that he's singing this song in the bass voice I love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the song. My father passed away suddenly January 23rd - I need songs like this to remind me of how good he has it now. Even if it's all a lie we tell ourselves, I rather believe in that lie than think my dad is just plain gone.