In honor of Steve Hoffacker's new Tuesday's Treasures group I'm sharing one of my many treasures; my Pops.
He's an original New Yorker and the funniest guy you'll ever meet. He had his own NY Deli for many years when I was a kid....I remember Monday night's dinner and thinking "Oh man, meatloaf again?!?!? Or come on dad, can't we have Mac 'n Cheese instead of veal cutlets?...where's the dog?" When we had to get papers signed for class, he'd say "Big or small"...."Um, just regular dad"....he would either autograph it extremely large or exceptionally small. He'd always let us steer or shift his truck and every single Valentine's Day he asks each of his 3 daughters and his wife of 39 years if we'll be his Valentine.
As I've grown older I cherish him more and more. He recently hosted a poker party for his friends, my friends, everyone was welcome....I get my "the more the merrier" attitude from my selfless, amazing dad.
I love my dad and cherish him as a true treasure.