but it is highly amusing to me that he has suddenly started taken to wearing Givenchy Hot Couture.
And it smells REALLY good
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Forging his own path, oblivious to gendered perfume marketing, now that is class!
I think it’s more like wayward incipient Alzheimer’s, but it certainly made me chuckle nonetheless!
My father is 88 years old. About 7-8 years ago, he grew his hair long! It was all one length and the ends flowed well over his shirt collar. My brother and I were very nervous, thinking that he was finally expressing symptoms of senility. From time to time my brother and I would drop hints about his hair such as, ” So Dad, are you think of going for a haircut anytime soon?”. We were ever so subtle. Mostly John (my brother) and I gossiped between ourselves about our dad. Finally, Dad got a haircut. I asked him why he had grown out his hair and he replied that he always wanted to know what it was like. He said that it was a “pain in the a##”. Dear old dad. While his hair was long, he would tie it back using some really old girly hair ties that I left behind when I moved away from home YEARS ago. The whole affair was really amusing, sort of thrilling, actually. I was secretly proud of him for doing it.
By the way, CONGRATULATIONS on your award! I am happy for you and pleased as well. You rock, Neil!
I love this story.
My dad also suddenly started baking cakes a few years ago. Just like that. It seemed vaguely miraculous to me, somehow.
It seems like your dad is doing what he wants. His family and friends are the lucky recipients of the tasty cakes he bakes, and the pleasant aromas that he wafts. I love it when people break out of the mold in which they’ve been operating for years. Your dad sounds pretty cool with his cigars, cakes, and Hot Couture.
I hope it’s just a burst of self-expression, nothing more dire. And if it is incipient Alzheimer’s, well, he’s having a good time with it
….and making fun olfactory splashes!
The very same, but in the more art deco-ish bottle.
Trust me, I was chuckling to myself a LOT last night.
So bizarre. He is a real man’s man. I can’t quite fathom it, but it thrilled me somehow.
If you read my review of Hot Couture, though, you will see that I compare it to cigar smoke, and he smokes Cuban cigars. So maybe there was some subliminal connection there….
I think it is so cool that your Dad could surprise you!
I’ve read that it’s the loss of sense of smell that is one of the signs of incipient Alzheimer’s. I love that he’s doing his own thing. God bless him! 🙂
I think it was also to test my ‘powers’, now that I have won that award. He grabbed the nearest bottle and wanted to know if I recognised it. I have to say it took me a few minutes as it was so unexpected.
Good for him! Life should be fun!
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