Tis in my memory lock'd,
And you yourself shall keep the key of it.
- William Shakespeare
It wasn't the beer, it was having a beer with me. He probably enjoyed that more than I did, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Today I was out at Whole Foods (or as a friend likes to call it, "Whole Paycheck") getting the fixins for tomorrow's Christmas Feast and I found myself in front of the beer cooler. My eyes happened to come to rest on the Beck's.
And suddenly I couldn't move. Choked up, I picked up a six pack, remembering those father-son times so many years ago. I'll make sure to tell Santa to put some in #1 Son's stocking tonight. Maybe I'll have another of those Christmas father-son beers.
Merry Christmas, Dad. Thanks for all those memories.