Sunday, December 4, 2011
the three-legged clown
for decades, keith's father, don, has been a fixture in the corner brook santa claus parade. he is known as the 3 legged clown. he is now 81. this is one of the highlights of his year. and he spends weeks ahead of time tweaking his costume.
for the past few years keith has tagged his father. just to make sure everything is going ok. don puts out a tremendous amount of energy.
zig-zagging back and forth on the main street. talking with the adults. high 5's and candy to the children. moving at such an alarming rate that keith has a hard time following him through the crowds.
yesterday afternoon i decorated the mantel and keith's parents came over for supper. don, with his feet up, in front of the fire, had a well-deserved nap. it felt like the beginning of christmas.