I learned Szczebrzeszyn from my father-in-law. It's his hometown. I knew Szczebrzeszyn before I had ever heard the tongue twister it's so famous for. Although my father-in-law taught me how to pronounce Szczebrzeszyn, it took me a bit longer to learn how to spell it.
I learned who Violetta Villas was from my father-in-law. We were looking through an old photo album where we found a post card with a picture of Violetta Villas posing in a leopard-print bikini, of course with her trademark long, blonde locks of hair. My quiet and introspective father-in-law remarked that when he was younger he thought she was just about the sexiest thing going. I also learned that my father-in-law had a peculiar taste in women.
I called my father-in-law Ojciec although I'm not a fan of calling in-laws mother and father. Everybody called him Ojciec. Once when I was taking a nap on the couch, the mailman came in (!) and asked where Ojciec was. It was like his name.
My father-in-law was born 74 years ago on Good Friday. Today on Good Friday he was laid to rest.
Rest in peace Ojciec.
oh so beautiful. what a tribute and heartbreak all rolled into one. much love to your husband and all family!
I am so sorry Chris. It must be such a difficult year for you and your husband, and your daughters. Much love to your and your beloved.
Tough time. So sorry.
Thanks everyone. It's a hard time for us right now, but we'll get through.
Very sorry for your loss.
But I have to admit - vision of animal-printed bikini and Violetta Villas made my day.
So very sorry for your loss. I wish that throughout my life I will earn such a touching tribute.
Sorry to hear that! This is a beautiful tribute to your father in law.
Thank you :)
I am so sorry for your loss. I am so happy you had such a great relationship.
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