||[Apr. 1st, 2010|09:11 am]
I don't pull April Fool's pranks. None will ever top my dad's. 13 years, Dad. I still salute your timing.|
It's how he'd have wanted to go, so it leaves me with a bit of a grin.
Mm. Yeah, when Fallcon passed over, and I got the call, I burst into tears...then hysterical laughter because I KNEW it would have tickled the shit out of him that he ruined his mother's Christmas festivities. I was nice, I waited till 8 am to call her. Three years and it feels like yesterday...it just doesn't feel that long ago.
I know - it shocks me to realize how long it's been.
2010-04-01 02:13 pm (UTC)
Get an appointment at Casablanca in Honolulu first?
I guess my LJ prank was too obvious this year. Not a single person fell for it.
Sorry for your loss, Gini. At the same time, thanks for the bittersweet smile.
It always will be. We laughed about it through our tears at the funeral. I am still amused by ThinkGeek gags and such, just can't pull them myself.
What a wonderful and appropriate user icon. :)
Thanks, I thought so, too. :)
I'm sorry you lost your daddy, Gini. I didn't realize you had or that it had been thirteen years ago.
When people were notified about his death, did anybody initially mistake it for a prank?
No, not the way the news came. We did laugh through our tears at the thought that he had pulled the most impressive prank ever.
To quote my 'splanin' from elsewhere:
Dad was on a hike to a alpine meadow called Angel's Rest on April 1, 1997. About 2/3 of the way up, he dropped dead of a heart attack, managing to roll off the trail down into a ravine. The mostly-novice hikers had to drag him back up onto the trail, perform CPR while someone rushed back down to call for help, then when the Paramedics arrived ... See Morethey determined it would be faster to carry him to the meadow and helicopter evacuate him. Dad was a big guy - 6'2" and probably 270 pounds. After all that, those people had to hike back down.
I'm certain that some of them have never hiked again, and they certainly were left with a story that I'm sure they are still telling.