I was going through some of my older picture CDs and found the pictures of when Dad and his wife, Carlene came to Japan....must have been 10 years ago. Kiyoshi and I were laughing, remembering how Daddy would wear his cowbow hat, boots...the whole "I'm from Texas" kind of look....so many people would stop us and ask to take a picture. I jokingly said to one man that it would cost him.....he was actually thinking I was serious!! I'm thinking that we missed out on a great money-making scheme!!!
The picture above was taken at a little yakitori shop...."yakitori" meaning chicken, meat, veggies and whatnot on a stick and then grilled over an open flame!! The guys in the shop got such a kick out of Dad....and vice versa!!
The next picture is Dad and my cousin Vic....this was taken at a Hutches Family Reunion some years ago....I'm thinking they were coming in from visiting the "beer pick-up"!!!
For those of you who knew my dad, I think that you'll agree....this is a "classic" Charles picture...black hat, big smile, incredibly starched wranglers, a toothpick in his mouth and his arm on somebody!! (of course, since it was Vic, I would have preferred a headlock...but...!!) *smile*
January marked the first anniversay of Daddy passing.....it still seems so strange that he's not here anymore....but...I can guarantee that Heaven and all who are there are smiling a bit more and laughing louder since he got there.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Posted by dkuroiwa at 9:00 PM