Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here's to the man

NaBloPoMo prompt of the day:  "Describe the plot of the next book you want to read, even if the book doesn't exist yet."

Hmmmm.  Not sure about this one.  Okay, I think the next book I read will be the draft of the biography I'd  write about my dad.  Also included would be stories of my little mum and my sister, Suzanne.  It would be called "Damn Good Soldier" and it would be so awesome that Hollywood would be beating down my door, begging for a stake in it.  The part of me the main female character, of course, would be played by a most amazingly talented and brilliant actress of a certain age.  The plot would be about a seemingly staunch and staid man who showed tremendous courage and determination, as well as the most amazing example of love and commitment to a wife with dementia and first daughter with brain damage and the second daughter who loved him beyond measure.  Everyone would marvel because a man of this character is found so far and fleetingly in men of today.  

Someday.  Someday. is one of my other blogs. 


The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds like you Dad was a very good and special man.

jdm said...

Thank you, Ramona. He really was. Not perfect, but good.