This is my Uncle Bud – my grandmother’s sister’s husband. In my mind, he was uber-cool. He didn’t talk a lot. He always dressed nicely. He drove a Volkswagen Beetle, which of course had a stick-shift. He smelled wonderful. He didn’t smile much but when he did flash his pearly whites, you felt special!
He could draw the best Indian chief with a big headdress and feathers. Every Sunday, when he and my aunt came over for dinner, I would beg him to draw it for me! He always had some type of cool facial hair, like a goatee or fun mustache.
My Uncle Bud reminds me of the Dos Equis beer commercial guy – The Most Interesting Man the World. I’m not sure if he was that “interesting” but he was cool!