image with his medical diary, he had a heart condition and the only common medicine in the 50's was nitroglycerin...or a shot of Four Roses whisky...whichever was closer.
I regret I don't have my father's Parker 51, it went missing after he passed away in 1974 but I recall...one day when I was very young and stupid I saw my father sleeping on the couch during the day. His cigarette lighter and his Parker 51....I definelty know it was a Parker 51...was on the table. I decided to play with the cigarette lighter, hiding in the bedroom closet. My mother's wedding gown caught fire, I panicked and ran out, closed the door and hide behind the fridge. I can still remember the sting of the leather belt across my naked butt. All my mother was able to salvage were the pearl buttons.