Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2 + 4 equals= "what happened?"

We held Dad's memorial last night. I think that it went very nicely. We didn't get word in the paper about the event until Sunday and Monday (and this blog) but we had over 50 people show up. The room held about that many, so that was perfect.

Mike and Bets and Sue told Dad's history and some stories, and other people also had some humorous anecdotes.

"You have to admit," Claus, my brother-in-law said to me, "He was an interesting character."

We McGeary's all wore bolo ties. Son Todd showed up, and put one over his t-shirt. Saw my friends Wes and Ev, who had heard about the get-together from my blog and it was great to see them. Started telling them some stuff, and Wes says, "We know. Trouble with your blog is you have no secrets."

I held off drinking for about half an hour and then finally broke down and had some wine. Then a couple of more. So H.Bruce was right; two Xanax and some drinks and I wasn't worried about a thing. What happens is I begin to talk....and talk....and talk....

Hopefully, I didn't say too much.

It was great to see some of Dad and Mom's old friends, too. I'm a socially awkward penguin, and the drinking probably makes me only more awkward, but I tried my best.

Anyway, it was a fine occasion. Dad would have loved it.


H. Bruce Miller said...

"So H.Bruce was right"

Isn't he always?

But seriously: I met your dad once or twice, and he was friends with a friend of mine named Bob Dodd (now long deceased). Dr. McGeary was a fine man and one of Bend's foremost citizens.

RDC said...


Never, ever mix Xanax with alcohol. There are many many cases of death resulting from that mixture.

Even a couple of drinks and the normal therapeutic does of Xanax can be fatal. One way is that the combination disables the bodies normal protections. it increases the risk of gastric reflux while sleeping and it gets into the lungs and windpipe causing the person to suffocate without ever waking.

Lots of literature on the hazards of combining the two.