On The Bright Side

On The Bright Side

“Diddy” is the name my younger sister Ann gave to our dad when she was around five years old. It stuck.

Diddy is the one who brought us ice water before bed in a gigantic Coca-Cola Mega-Mug when we were little.

He took us to Wag-a-Bag in Mansfield almost every Saturday morning in the 80s, letting us buy a sack-full of penny-candy and an ICEE.

Diddy “skated” with us on our frozen pond in the winter.

He faithfully lugged a humongous old-fashioned video camera around, attempting to capture all of our childhood.

Diddy built us the coolest red treehouse, see-saw, and gymnastics balance beam when we were kids.

He loved to take us to Baton Rouge when he worked the Legislature, always fitting in time for dinner at Phil’s Oyster Bar in our favorite corner booth and a root beer at Frostop in their famous frozen mugs.




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