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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

happy birthday grandpaw

perhaps this is of limited interest, but my grandpaw m woulda been 99 today. at least this is an opportunity to show this mackin' pic of him taken by a street photographer on the streets of st. louis.
so now you know where i get alot of my jaunty factor from. lulz.
grandpaw (he preferred "paw" to "pa") was an exemplary husband, father, grandfather, provider for his family, and all around renaissance guy. i think he didn't get past highschool since he had to WORK, but he was one of the most cultured and intelligent people i have ever met.
plus, he was a linotype operator. when i get tired of plinking the keyboard, i often reflect that at least my CPU does not have a molten container of lead attached to it.
so, if there is internets in teh heav0n, happy birthday grandpaW!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said, grandson.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous SC said...

Ha. That is a totally mackin' pic. What I like about ye olde tymes is that when they wore what we consider our best clothes, they wore them to, like, get a haircut or go to a baseball game. Every day was worthy of your Sunday best back then.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Redlocks said...

Nice tribute & photo. My grandfather would have been 100 this year.

10:21 PM  

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