Far Guy’s Dad was born in August. August 13 to be exact. He also died in August just 15 days after his birthday. He was eighty years old when he died. The funeral was the last day of August in 1994. He would have been 101 years old this year. The summer of 1994 was not an easy summer…two weddings and a funeral that summer. One of those summers that you never want to do over again.
Lets go back to August 13 1991 when Far Guy’s Dad was 77 years old.
Far Guy with his parents August 13, 1991. I took the photograph. The occasion was a birthday dinner out at The Y. That was his Dads thing to do. Go out for supper to celebrate…no one had to cook or clean up and if he could order fried potatoes he would!
We have a place called “The Y” on the edge of Park Rapids, they serve great steaks. The Y is still in business…Tim died last June, I never knew his real name was Archie…he was kinda retired and now his wife and son are in charge. Tim’s Dad served up steaks before Tim…so it has been a multi generational business. They will close up for the winter sometime in October…I am certain it has not been an easy year for their family. We haven’t been there since May for a steak…usually we both order Timothy’s Special… a sirloin…Far Guy gets mushrooms and I don’t. We probably ordered the same thing back in 1991. I am certain I did because once I find something I like…I am a repeat customer.
Far Guys parents look real good in this photo and Far Guy has some
a little hair.