Let me tell you a little about your father.First of all, he had an amazing memory.You could tell him anything and years later he would remember.He was in my opinion, very intelligent, and very knowledgeable.He seemed to know something about everything, even as a teenager.I remember there were times when he corrected his teachers, but not in a bad way.He would let you know if you were wrong, and would explain why you were.
Your father loved skateboards when he was a teenager.Would you believe he would ride his skateboard down Nana's street and jump off the curbs as he raced down that hill?He also loved motorcycles and would pop wheelies while going up the hill.He was definitely a dare devil, and nothing seemed to scare him.He was also into muscle cars and was always involved repairing or building some engine, or fixing someones car.He always helped people with their automotive problems, and was very good at it.
He drove Nana crazy.I remember one time when he came into the house with a dirty greasy engine part and sat it down on her brand new carpet that was just installed.She could have killed him.Then again, he was always handling something greasy, and getting something dirty in her house.
When we were in elementary school I remember he, Melody, and Melissa danced in front of everyone on the playground on Cinco de Mayo.The three of them were good Mexican dancers.In high school, he loved the rock group KISS, and would dress up like Gene Simmons.He once went to school dressed up like him, and I think it caused such a distraction, the school called Nana and made her go pick him up.
He was definitely very popular, had a lot of friends, and loved his dogs.He used to have a big Great Dane named Toby, that he spent a lot of time with.He was also involved in the Boy Scouts for many years, and I think he was a scout leader.Nana was a den mother, and was like a second mom to many of Allens friends, and us neighborhood kids.She was always very supportive, and allowed the kids the freedom to experience and learn new things.This is why your father was so smart, and knew so much.
Anyway, I hope this gives you a little idea of who your dad was.He was a good person, very independent, and most of the time very respectful of others.I'm sorry I wasnt there to help him in his time of need, like he was there for us.He will definitely be missed.
I hope I will have the pleasure to meet you.I see Nana and Glen on occasion, and just recently began talking to Joni thru email.I'm glad I ran into you thru that geneological website, and look forward to talking to you again.