(From a few years ago.)

So a patient went in for a snip …

Doctor: Have you ever had major surgery before?
Patient: Nope.
Doctor: I can see that you’re lying to me. You have had major surgery.
Patient: What are you talking about, doc? Seriously, I’ve never had major surgery.
Doctor: You’ve had a circumcision.
Patient: But I didn’t think that was major surgery.
Doctor: Really? I bet you didn’t walk for a year afterward!

(Originally written in 2013)

Promised my dad, who passed away last week (see other post), that I would share his top ten favorite movies:

  • The Big Country
  • An Affair to Remember
  • Broken Arrow
  • Continental Divide
  • The American President
  • Breaking Free
  • The Christmas Card
  • A Holiday Romance
  • Tears in the Rain
  • Broken Lullaby

I also warned him that, since I am a conscientious objector to the genre of Harlequin Romances, he’d have to add some alternates:

  • To Catch a Thief
  • Friendly Persuasion
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Casablanca
  • Roman Holiday
  • Dave

Gratefully, dad’s decline from Alzheimer’s was slow enough that he could enjoy movies, especially his favorites, nearly up to the end. Thanks for sharing that love of cinema dad.

Scott Dietzen

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and outdoor enthusiast

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