Reminds me of the time I asked Uncle Lewis, my dad's oldest brother, " what's you favorite memory of your father." He was silent for a few minutes - something of a rarity for Uncle Lewis who was quite a talker - then he said, "all of them Ellouise. All of them."
I don't write much about Sam Diggle - Papa Sam we called him - because I did not know him too well - and he was not a favorite of my dad's. Daddy was the "bad boy" growing up - always in trouble and that made for strained relationships with his father. So hearing Uncle Lewis say "all of them" gave me a new view of Sam Diggle -
and a wish that I had known him better. Or heard more stories about him.
Sam Diggle, circa 1944