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  • On principle, my 75-year-old dad prefers to be independent and peevish.

    So when I suggest something to which he is not diabolically opposed, instead of saying "Sure," he replies with "Might as well, can't dance" -- in a tone that implies my suggestion is the dumbest. idea. EVER.

    I manage to keep a straight face, but inside my soul laughs.

    Crotchety can be cute.


    photo: Greg Rehwoldt
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