The passing of my dad, Rev. Dr. Lloyd E. Marcus

My dad, Dr. Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus, passed away at age 90, June 1, 2018. The day before Dad died, my four siblings and I gathered around his bed, told him we loved him, told him he did a great job raising us, and told him we would be okay.  It was awesome. We laughed a lot sharing personal experiences with Dad.  My brother Jerry said when he was 13, he began walking with the popular black-dude swagger of the day.  Dad asked, "What's wrong with your leg?"  Jerry said, "I'm a man."  Dad replied, "A man pays his own way.  As long as you are living under my roof, you are not a man."  We all laughed, because that was classic Dad.  He was never harsh or mean.  Dad simply instilled personal responsibility in my sister, my three brothers, and me.  We kids laughed and joked with Dad often while always respecting him. Folks are probably sick of me writing about Dad's achievements as a...(Read Full Post)