This was one of my paternal grandfather's brothers. He was a character, he was a bartender, a gambler, a drunk, and a philanderer. Both of his wives showed up at his funeral. Hence this weeks Sunday Five, characters.
1: Have you met anyone who made a living as a professional (even if illegal) gambler?
2: Have you met a convicted murderer?
3: Have you met anyone who remarried without divorcing the first spouse?
4: Which side of your family, mother's or fathers, had the most interesting characters?
5: In what way are you a character?
1: Have you met anyone who made a living as a professional (even if illegal) gambler? One of my great-uncles was the real pool hustler.
2: Have you met a convicted murderer? A new neighbor moved in down the road on the farm one summer, he stopped by to introduce himself and said, "before you hear it from someone else, let me tell you what happened," he was a very good neighbor as long as you didn't have an affair with his wife.
3: Have you met anyone who remarried without divorcing the first spouse? Two people, as mentioned above both of Dutch's wives showed up at the funeral - they both understood and loved him, the other one was deeply surprised when his first wife found him, and had a big problem with his second wife. It did not end well.
4: Which side of your family, mother's or father's, had the most interesting characters? My paternal grandfather had a couple of brothers that were outrageous characters, my mother's family was quiet and repressed.
5: In what way are you a character? The first half of my life, I tried to do what others thought I should do, the second half I have made my own way in the world - in work, love, and travel - I will have much more enjoyed the second half.
Your answers in the comments.