Friday, March 4, 2011

dadder pepper

earlier, 

i offered my dad some dr. pepper 


foolishly thinking he wouldn't want any 




but then he did. 

i thought he hated dr. pepper

or was that my mom?

i couldn't remember



all i knew, was that the story that was about to come
was so far away
from what i was expecting. 



he said,

"i've always loved dr. pepper"




"When i was a kid,
a soda truck tipped over on my street
and dumped out all the soda into our neighborhood" 





bottles and bottles of soda

bottles and bottles
of dr. pepper 




what was a southern boy to do? 


amazed, 
my kid dad looked on to what the world had brought to him 



dr. pepper 



each one

teach one




"my brothers and i took one taste of that dr. pepper"


"and it drove us crazy"





i wish i was lying about the truck



i'm so much gladder now 
that my dad loves dr. pepper as much as i do


thank you, dad

thank you, truck. 

11 comments:

  1. Gladder.

    Great stuff as per usual!!!

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  2. The best narrated father-daughter tale ever. Your depiction of baby-Daddy is unbelievably endearing!!
    Please continue sharing your daily encounters through pictures--they are the absolute best! I know I will never get over that "Jai ho."

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  3. Your art is so lovely and minimalistic. I really adore the colours and style. And it's a great way to tell stories, the pacing works well!

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  4. Your stories always make me so happy

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  5. you need to make this into a commercial!

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  6. a similar thing happened to my dad except it was with Cornnuts.

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  7. I love it! Mmmmm. Dr. Pepper.

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