Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Dad's last big joke
The plane shown here is a Cessna 172. A few short weeks before Dad died, he took Marge and me to the EAA Convention in Oshkosh. I thought of this when I was thinking of some good Ed-isms. But, after thinking about this story, I decided to post it. Anyway, at the convention there was a drawing to win a Cessna 172, so Dad entered his name into the drawing. After leaving, we stopped at a Hardee's in Oshkosh before heading back home. It was during this meal when Dad launched what I think was his last big joke. He got Marge and I to play along and tell Dar that we won the plane! We actually convinced Dar and Carol that it happened. We even discussed the possibility of buying out Brown's land to build an airstrip. Marge may have to fill some gaps, but we had them going for a good couple of hours.
Our father the prankster...gee, where do we get it from?