Thursday, February 26, 2009


You are perhaps familiar with the expression,"You can always tell a German, you just can't tell him much". What you didn't know was that the expression was created for my father in law, Oskar the Grouch.

An alleged former classmate of Abe Lincoln and Ethyl Barrymore, Oskar is 142 today.

He is a wonderful loving man, plays a mean game of tennis. and is an inspiration as a father, grandfather, and man to me. I am grateful to have been accepted as part of his clan.

Maybe you are more familiar with his other catch phrase, "work is for poor people". That one has caused a lot of strife in the family over the years.


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