I remember having tea parties with Poppy, having him put my hair in dog ears
before my softball games, painting my toenails when I had my wisdom teeth
removed and woke up with a broken jaw wired shut.
He helped me rehearse my first tap dance routine.
We'd watch old Gene Kelley movies together; he loved Guys and Dolls.
He was so proud of me when I got Adelaide in the high school musical.
Nothing was too girly, too froofy, too embarrassing.
Oh, he also taught me how to overhaul an engine, wire a house, snake plumbing,
hang drywall, and field dress a deer.