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Some things that were said at Scott's funeral I'd like to capture because I thought that they were very "Scott".
They stories that his sister told where he tied her up to a tree when they were young and then left her for a while. When he came back, he asked her why she was crying to which she said "you tied me to a tree!!". He simply replied "It's no use crying about it. Get yourself out."
When they were in highschool and she'd walk down the hall, he'd call out "Hey, hot girl!". She knew it was Scott, so she wouldn't turn around, but all the other girls would. He'd tell them "No, you're all ugly. I'm talking to her" and point to his sister.
His sister pointed out that he hated ceremony and didn't show up for any graduations: highschool or university. He probably wouldn't have show up to his own funeral if he had a choice.
For some kids in their family this Christmas he got registered education plans for them. His sister said "how are they going to play with that? They're little kids?!" to which he replied (wagging his finger) "They'll really appreachiate it in 20 years"
What Scott was doing didn't always make sense at the time. He somehow always had long term plans with the best intentions.
The memory that sticks out in my mind is when Scott told me about this family that he knows where the whole family can unicycle. He thought that this was the dumbest / funniest thing he had ever seen. That's why he decided to learn how to unicycle. When I think of that, the word that pop's into my head is "dumbass" and then I smile. I think that Scott would too.Posted by jim at January 7, 2008 09:05 PM