Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.
What's your favorite picture of Bob?
What are some of the significant places Bob travelled to?
What words of comfort can you offer Bob's family and friends?
Did Bob have a favorite pet? Have a photo of them together?
What were the best things about Bob?
* He loved to wear basketball kneesocks with black high-tops when I was a kid (and still kept that affinity for black high-tops the rest of his life).
*He liked to practice his golf swing in our front yard (often with no club). He also did it when we happened to be standing in line or waiting for anything out in public, which I found particularly mortifying as a teenager.
*He was the only man taking step aerobics at our gym in the 80s and 90s.
*He would ask for mint chocolate chip ice cream AND rum raisin mixed together on top of his chocolate cake without batting an eye.
*His car would be full of golf balls rolling around, and there were golf tees in our dryer all the time.
*He went through a phase in the 90s where he ate tuna right out of the can with some cocktail sauce and Dijon mustard mixed in - at 6 in the morning. Used to gross me out!
*He wanted our father/daughter dance at my wedding to be perfect, so we took lessons and practiced for weeks so it would be exactly how he envisioned it. :)
*Would tell you he had only eaten one meal that day while chewing in your ear on the phone for the third time that same day.
*Really loved dogs and was looking forward to possibly having another one sometime soon.
*Even though we kept telling him to stay put because of COVID, he managed to lose his wallet at least two times (that he admitted to) at WaWa getting sandwiches (also puzzling, since I was ordering him groceries daily so he wouldn't have to go anywhere!!!)
*When we called his car insurance agent to notify her of his death this week, she said, "Oh, that's a shame. You know, he used to call me 2 or 3 times a week to ask me what his driver license number was because he kept losing his license in the house."
*Loved my mom, my brother, and me more than anything.
What will you miss most about Bob?
*Sharing a great bottle of wine over dinner.
*His constant analysis of whether other diners in the restaurant were actually wearing toupees.
*How much he loved Christmas, giving presents and getting them.
*His wild, hilarious stories from growing up.
*The non-stop phone calls with esoteric shopping lists.
*Leaving me 8 voicemails in quick succession, and then when I picked up the 9th time, asking me if I listened to all of his messages.
*Reading a book and thinking, "my dad would love this," and being able to send it to him.
*All of the things he won't get to do that he wanted to - sail on the Seacloud with my mom, go to the Greenbrier with all of the grandchildren, teach Kenan to golf, dance at Ashlyn's wedding.