Saturday, February 26, 2011
Why He Never Wore Shorts
In the 1960s, when he was in his 50s, it became popular --
and accepted -- for men to wear shorts.
One summer when the heat was unbearable we suggested
he buy a pair and wear them because he'd be cooler.
With emphatic finality he said,
"It took me long enough to get out of short pants,
I'm not getting back into them."
He never said how old he was when he finally got into long pants.
He never wore shorts again
except for the boxers underneath his trousers.
This is my father, Lee Doyle, at about age 6.
He was born on February 27, 1913.
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