Now I get to shamelessly plug my Dad’s professional writing accomplishments. Up there somewhere in the heavens he will turn a bright shade of red, put his hands in his pockets, shuffle one foot, and mumble “awww shucks.”
- Here is a write-up in The Variety .
- Here is his obituary in the paper he read every.single.day: The Los Angeles Times
- Here is his IMDB page.
- Here is a Tweet from Alyssa Milano:
You will no doubt remember this classic Marty-photo from my last post:
For those of you who are extremely astute…yes, Derek’s creative team photoshopped Dad's fave libation into what was an empty glass: Jack Daniels on the rocks, easy on the ice.
We decided that this was the perfect photo to have at his funeral on an easel. When they went to Kinko’s to pick up the photo, the Kinko’s employee asked if this was a new Ad Campaign for an alcoholic beverage…Think: The Most Interesting Man in the World:
Tee hee...that made me giggle. I like this particular ad because it has a grammatical reference...perfect for a successful career writer. Personally, I think that Dad was far more refined than our rugged friend in the videos, but then again I am biased.
It also made me think of the Bill Murray character in one of my favorite movies ever, Lost In Translation: Have a look:
I found this great photo here. Personally, I think Dad’s cuter, but once again, I’m definitely not impartial.
We set up a Tribute Website to honor Dad. If you feel so inclined, you are very welcome to come and visit the site here. There are lots of family photos and a memory book to sign.
Thank you all for such lovely and sweet sentiments throughout this journey. All of you de-lurkers and regulars alike have brightened my days with your messages to me and my family. I am grateful to have wonderful readers like you.
I am sure that over the course of the next days, weeks, months and years, we will be raising a glass to toast my wonderful Dad, Marty. Whether it’s a Stoli Martini very dry, straight up with an olive; a Jack Daniels on the rocks, easy on the ice; or a diet coke, we will do our part to continue to say ‘Cheers’, ‘L’Chaim’ and ‘Amor, Salud, & Pesetas – y tiempo para gustarlo’.