Sunday, June 20, 2010
My father was James Hoard McManus. When he signed his name, the c was always raised with two little lines under it. Daddy was left handed and color blind, traits he's passed down to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His name has always been a puzzle to me. My father was James Hoard McManus, his father was James Hoard McManus, and his grandfather was James Hoard McManus. None of them were officially juniors or seniors. My father went by James Hoard McManus Jr. for a long time. I've always pronounced my maiden name as "MicManus" although my father pronounced it "MacManus." We called him Daddy, my mother called him Jim and his colleagues and friends outside our family sphere called him Mac. I remember being in the car one time and getting gas. The attendant called him Mac not Jim and that surprised me. But I digress.
I will continue my story of my father in a part 2.