I was looking through some of my threads and ran across this one. Bigboy said my writing skills was genetic, because my father was a writer. You should hear about my father's younger brother sometime!
He was a member of a barbershop quartet who traveled all over the world. He was very musically gifted as many of my family were. My first year in college was spent as a music major. I was totally bored with it. I couldn't see me teaching public school music classes all my life.
My mind right now is working at about half power, compared to how it worked when I was younger. My wife said she had a hard time keeping up with me and my ideas.
I owe everything to my dad. He was my father, but he and I were real buddies. He brought out the personality in me. We could face anything together.
I think we all have had a hero in our lives at one time or another.
Believe it or not, but when Bogie came along, he became my hero! I treated him like a child, not a bird. I talked to him on his level and he began to pick up on my moods and body language. I miss that little ball of feathers so much! I still hurt....still hurt....!