Monday, April 23, 2007

Things you should know about my father (1)

When he was thinking of a solution to a problem, he rubbed his hand over his hair from the crown to the forehead.

Soon, my father will have been gone for a year. His name was Norris Wilmer Thomas, Jr. He was 61 years of age when he died of a myocardial infarction in front of my mother. To honor him, I will post something about him each day. Maybe it will only be about a habit he had. Some posts may be longer. I don't know. I will write them as they occur to me. I wrote the one above because I watched my 1.5 year old son do the same motion today. I am also leaving the comments open. If you knew him, add something. If you only want to tell me that I will get over the sorrow, don't. That isn't helpful to me. Let these posts be about him.


molly said...

He didn't talk about himself, but was very talkative and friendly. He always had a nice shirt on.

elizabeth.thomas said...

I remember that motion - so very much.

dragon knitter said...

while i didn't know your father, i can understand seeing those things. my dad was a very loving, emotional man. my son is 14, and acts exactly like him. even his laugh. i think it's great!