My great grandfather Sam Parman was a legend in his time.
Don't know how he got the name Sammy Dad.
Some of the boys in the family started calling him that... was about all I can remember about it.
Sammy Dad was, what you might call legally blind, he could see a little, but not able to get around by himself safely.
He handled himself pretty well, most of the time.
He often sit on his front porch.
During summer months, enjoying the outdoors.
Speaking to anyone and everyone who came by.
It was amazing, how easy it was for him to recall peoples names, by hearing their voices a few times .
They wanted to check on Sammy Dad, to see how he was doing .
Clarence said it was getting to be a chore, fixing things to suit him anymore
Sammy Dad's eggs had to be over easy, and his bacon crisp, or he wouldn't eat it.
Had to be home grown, not store bought, or he wouldn't touch it.
His ability's to do normal things was, some what limited.
But he never let that bother him.
Perhaps it was even helpful, in helping him live a life of dignity, most others would have failed at.
Sammy Dads blindness made him special in many ways, guess that's why, we loved him so much.
His life enriched the Parman name .
Something that's still being felt in the family today.