I guess I am incorporating two ideas for this post. Saturday Night Genealogical Fun and Sentimental Sunday.
My fathers mother, Gertrude O’Rourke Dowd had a lot of food allergies, but she ate what she was allergic to and then would take her allergy medication. Why? Because I like them.
My father told her he was going to write on her tombstone “Here lies Gertie O’Rourke, she killed herself with her knife and fork.”
Later on my father, Thomas Dowd, would complain about various maladies but he would not go to the doctor or if he did he would be noncompliant.
I told him I was going to write on his tombstone. “Here lies Tom Dowd, he thought he knew more than his doctor.”
Tom said “Don’t you dare.” I didn’t…..