Daily Ditty # 6 - for my godfather

Today brings a more serious note. For my uncle and godfather:

Donald Canar - October 21, 1913 - December 2, 2014

(to the tune of “How to Handle a Woman” from Camelot)

How to sum up a person?

There’s no way, says the voice within.

Impossible for a responsible person - 

And yet I feel I must begin.


There's the mane of snow-white hair, like an apostle.

And his domination at the bridge table.

His laugh a rifle, his intellect sharp, never a fossil.

Read a book a day as long as his eyes were able.


How to sum up an uncle,

Who for 100 years was full of vigor and vim?

No way to sum up the whole of Uncle Dunkle –

Instead we remember – and that’s to love him.

That’s how he lives on – that’s how we love him.