Photo of the Week: Too Cool for School

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!


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