This week's PHOTO HUNT theme is IN MEMORY.
The boxer in the middle is my dad. As a boxer, he was known as the "Blond Tiger." I'll have more about his life outside the ring on Father's Day.
My first child was his first grandchild. She started calling him Pepa, which others after her used also. One day Dad chuckled and said, "What a big difference in the sounds of those two names: I've gone from being Blond Tiger to Pepa!"
Mom said this was the easiest money they ever made: She sat with the crowd and clapped while he got his nose bashed in! (There'll be more here about Mom on Mother's Day.)
Just recently I found Dad's notebook or journal in which he recorded his fights, along with wins and losses. It was interesting reading.
Dad died 8 years ago after a long battle with cancer. This was one fight he didn't win.
Or maybe, after all, he did!
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