Dad wore ties

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Dad in the backyard, Ephrata, circa 1988

This was certainly not the only time he barbecued in a tie and dress slacks. Even in casual settings, Dad often wore a tie.

Some were gifts from family and friends, but most he purchased himself.

He would go shopping for work clothes every two years. He went alone and returned with a wardrobe to last until the next shopping excursion.

When I was in high school, and Jenn & I were wont to model every new outfit we acquired, he came home from shopping, ran upstairs with bags full of booty, spread his purchases out on the bed in neat arrangements of outfits, then invited Mom, Jenn & I upstairs for a special showing.

Among the shirts, suits and socks were three new ties.

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BARBIE~~~~~

Why not look spiffy?

Well, now we know where you got your culinary expertise.

I forgot about how he used to put all his new clothes out like that.

Wow, I dont think ive ever seen anyone working at the barbie in a tie...!

I saw a tie at the Strand bookstore in NY this weekend that Dad would have loved and I pointed it out to Dan. Actually, there were two. One was covered with books that looked like they were flying. The other was medieval manuscript.

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