How to Piss Your Father Off from 250 Miles Away…

Posted by Les Becker on September 24, 2014 in The Father Chronicles |

He really was a good guy – you just didn’t want to piss him off. I was an expert at pissing him off, whether I meant to or not. If there was a way to screw things up, and piss my dad off, I would manage it. Before Kyla was born, her dad and I […]

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My Dad Died Several Years Before I Was Born…

Posted by Les Becker on August 28, 2014 in Oh Mother...!, The Father Chronicles |

My dad died in July of 2008. It’s still really weird to say that. I’ve been thinking about him a lot, lately, and I haven’t yet told the story about the first time he died, which was a few years before I was born. Except he wasn’t really dead… just… the whole town thought he […]

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65 Years Ago Today, My Dad Wrote This:

Posted by Les Becker on July 19, 2009 in Oh Mother...!, The Father Chronicles |

In three days’ time, my father will have been dead for a year. I have a hard time believing that. Sometimes, it feels as if he’s been gone forever. Other times, I hang up the phone mid-dial, when I remember that he won’t be there to answer whatever question I wanted to ask him – […]

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Elbow Grease

Posted by Les Becker on July 15, 2009 in Little Bits of Stupid, The Father Chronicles |

Can’t you just smell the testosterone?Taken July 8, 2009 with Kodak DX7440 My father had a quirky sense of humour. More than anything, at least it seemed to me as a child, he liked to get one over on me. Especially if there were witnesses. And every time he conned me, I fell for it. […]

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My Mom is a Biker-Chick…

Maude on her Hog

I drove down to Teeny-Tiny Town today, having had no sleep since… well, I’m not certain when, but I’ve been writing – really writing – for real writing, so No Sleep Disease isn’t exactly a bad thing. This time. On the way down, I saw a small plane tipped over on the four-lane median strip, […]

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The Next New Thing…

Posted by Les Becker on May 23, 2009 in Movie Mentions, Oh Mother...!, Projects, Real Life, The Father Chronicles |
Summer Daydream

Ky’s finally sleeping again, and is back to school for her morning classes, which is good. I’m assured by the school that she’ll manage to get those credits without a problem – music class, which is hardly surprising (the principal tells me she’d have passed that one based on her talent, never mind that she […]

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There Were Moments of Stupidity…

Posted by Les Becker on January 21, 2009 in Oh Mother...!, Radio Les, Real Life, The Father Chronicles |

RadioLes Returns!!   There Were Moments of Stupidity… – © Les Becker, 2010 Click the link to hear me tell the story.. (Oh, come on! Ya know ya want to!)Holy shit – 21 days into 2009, and this is my first blog post of the New Year. I should be ashamed. I’m not. I’m busy. […]

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The Bear Hunter

Posted by Les Becker on December 21, 2008 in The Father Chronicles |
Bear Claw

I found this bear claw in a box full of little trinkets and treasures in my father’s closet nearly a year ago. It was in the same box with his pocket watch, along with some other neat stuff. This was during my Walk-About days, when I would hoof it all the way across town once […]

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.

Posted by Les Becker on July 22, 2008 in R.I.P., The Father Chronicles |

Matthew Mansel Falls1920-2008 From the time I moved out on my own, right up until my parents moved into the first retirement home, I received a unique gift from them at the end of every summer: enough vacuum-sealed fillets of whitefish to last until the next delivery a year later. 22 annual deliveries, by my […]

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Mein Kluben! Mein Kluben!

Posted by Les Becker on April 19, 2008 in The Father Chronicles |

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards EmblemTaken March 1, 2008 with Canon PowerShot A550 clipped from www.rcaca.org Historical Sketch On 26 January 1941, the Regiment mobilized the 4th (Active) Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. This unit was converted to armour and redesignated 4th Reconnaissance Battalion (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) on 11 February 1941. The battalion was […]

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Whole Lotta Rockin’ Goin’ On…

Posted by Les Becker on February 17, 2008 in Oh Mother...!, The Father Chronicles |

Yeah, so my dad bought an iPod. My Brother the Trespasser picked it up for him, set it up and showed him how to use it. Dad spent about three hours playing with it and yelling at us what a “great rig” it was. The volume was so high that I could hear the lyrics […]

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Ruby’s Right – You Can’t Trust That Internet.

Posted by Les Becker on January 28, 2008 in The Father Chronicles |

Team in Winter – Source Unknown I found this info while looking for links for this waaaaaay back story of my dad’s that he told me on Saturday. I’m still shaking my head. Ruby says you can’t trust that Internet – and I guess she’s right, this time, at least. This is not a “Ghost […]

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