I haven't heard, "Hey, you're one of Charlie's girls" in a very long time. Notice, no angel reference of course. I used to get that all the time and sometimes even took advantage of the benefits of being his daughter since so many people loved him. Restaurants would give me free drinks, Italian delis would give me free pastry, "Aye, dis' on da' house! Fuggedaboudit'!" I forget how much people adored my dad. Dad would have given the shirt off his back for so many people, and he did so many times which is why people loved him so much. His generosity was beyond the call of duty -- and sometimes, it was seen as a flaw. But overall, I have to say he was a great guy with a big heart, which is why I'm still hearing good things about him from strangers. It was a nice reminder and a "hello" from heaven that my GI doc knew him and loved him just as much. Now if I can get this endoscopy for free, that would be super. (Get on that, Dad!)
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