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Says rain sounds like a cow peeing on a flat rock.
Sue Bigay, Sam Houston EC | Livingston
Couldn’t pronounce a word so he made up a new one that sounded similar.
Craig Massouh, Pedernales EC | Sattler
Read the comics to me—in different voices to match the characters.
Betty Billingsley | Via Facebook
Jumped up like a kangaroo and rushed into his little hobby room because the bottle caps were popping off some of his homemade beer bottles.
Jane L. Patterson, Bowie-Cass EC | Texarkana
Laughs. He has the best sense of humor.
Sherri Jeffery, Grayson-Collin EC | McKinney
Put his hat on first thing in the morning (jockey shorts and hat).
Penny Haulman | Via Facebook
Said, “Pull my finger.”
Kathy Boyd, MidSouth EC | Montgomery
Would get so tickled over a joke that he laughed out loud. And couldn’t stop laughing.
Donna Smith Aaron | Via Facebook
Used to put me on his lap and tickle me and play me like a banjo and sing an old Hank Williams song.
Larry Glade, Bluebonnet EC | Lockhart
Would say “hot dog” after he sneezed: Ah-choo hot dog. I don’t know why he did that, but it makes me smile to remember it.
Melissa Spencer | Via Facebook
Dresses up like Santa Claus at Christmas.
Barry Stevens, Pedernales EC | Georgetown
Made his famous face when he took his teeth out. The little kids just giggled and giggled. So did we.
Shirley Goode | Via Facebook
Sang silly made-up songs that didn’t make any sense.
Diane Brady, Nueces EC | Ingleside
Would play shadow animals on the wall with me as a kid.
Mary Ann Kotara Schirmer | Via Facebook
Gave me a zerbert, more affectionately known as a raspberry kiss, on the cheek.
Janis Janca, Fayette EC | La Grange
Would imitate us so we would see how silly we looked doing or saying something. He was a funny man.
Juani Luevano | Via Facebook
Whispers. Because he can’t.
Allison Morris, Pedernales EC | Lago Vista
Would spout out a cliché at the perfect moment. He had a million of them. He was the king of clichés.
Sherry Crecraft Krupinski | Via Facebook
Scratched his back against the doorjamb at home. There was such relief on his face when he hit the itchiest spot.
Phyllis Doughty, Navasota Valley EC | Mart
Invokes “selective” hearing.
Steve Lisa Boston | Via Facebook
Would say to me, “I see you don’t believe fat meat’s greasy.” This was his way of saying, “I told you so.”
Carol Washington, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park
Just started singing out of the blue.
Barbara Sidney Henderson | Via Facebook
In the living room, spits tobacco juice in the spittoon—and misses.
Drexel Riley, Nueces EC | Rockport
Would get mad and throw tools and shout, “Gosh dog! Gosh dang!”—then go pick up his tools and continue working on the car or house.
Barbara Smith | Via Facebook
Talks about his grandmother babysitting them as children and entertaining them by taking out her false teeth and pulling her bottom lip over her nose.
Annette Cooper, Fayette EC | La Grange
Said “alumnium” and “chrissianthum.”
Trish Goode | Via Facebook
Tried to understand the cause of one of my many adolescent misadventures: “Well, Son, I can’t fix stupid.”
W. Grant Braly, Guadalupe Valley EC | Cuero
Tease my mom if she was mad. It was so cute.
Phyllis Matula-Hammons | Via Facebook
Tells corny jokes.
Tina M. Perez, Bluebonnet EC | Maxwell
Sneezed and his top denture flew out.
Dee McDougal | Via Facebook
Would laugh at a funny joke trying to tell it and was laughing so hard he was crying.
Peggy Sue Dillard | Via Facebook
Throws his cane at the squirrel that is trying to eat the fruits of his garden.
Juana Olvera, Magic Valley EC | Houston
Licked his finger to turn the pages of an iPad.
Pam Plunkett, Grayson-Collin EC | Denison
Let me dance on his feet when we danced together.
Debbie DeForest-Ramirez, Victoria EC | Victoria
Says that the early bird gets the worm. He imparted that great wisdom to my 7-year-old son, who responded, “Grandpa, why would anyone want a worm?”
Antone Kucera, Magic Valley EC | Weslaco
Said “me too” after I told him I loved him.
Mary Ripperton, Tri-County EC | Aledo
Wore my mother’s wig and let my daughter put hair rollers on it.
Brenda Smith, Bluebonnet EC | Bastrop
Would try to tell a funny joke and couldn’t stop laughing to get to the punchline.
Jan Filbin Smith | Via Facebook
Would say “good night nurse” or “dadgum it”—his form of cussing.
Darla Watters, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park
Says, “I can’t see and I can’t hear, but praise the Lord, I can still drive.”
Oen Dollins, Hamilton County EC | Gatesville