February 19, 2019
David H. Kogen, Long May He Reign
My mother called me on the morning of the 13th with the news: Daddy died playing tennis. A heart attack, right on the court. I screamed and ran into the ladies room. An older woman was in there and said, "Dear, do you need a hug?" I told her I was fine. Why didn't I let her hug me? I was far from fine. I just got word that my father died.
Here is a photo of me and my sister (left) with our father. Pamela and I are adorably outfitted in twin sailor dresses sewn by our mother. (Click here for "Fall 1966: The Cool and Groovy Look".) At the bottom of the shot, there's a peek of my white gloves. We had to wear them because of germs.
My father was a true gentleman. Smart, funny, thoughtful ... and see how much he loved his girls?
David H. Kogen, long may he reign.