Theodore (aka Ted or Pappa) Francis Botefur
10/29/1929 - 01/28/2017
Blue sky's above gained a special handsome wonderful soul yesterday!
The here & now is life, but the past is important, too!
Our 2017 started off . . .
with Kirk's father being sick, to being moved to the
hospital, and being told the doctors couldn't fix him.
As we spent hours with Ted in the hospital
we began to enjoy the moments, cherish every breath.
He was tired and ready to go to a better place.
But still very much alive & full of color!
There was time for stories, belly laughs, friends, family, flirting
We enjoyed & celebrated with many
of his stories from his PAST! Some stories never heard before!
Here's just a few fun fact's about Ted. . .
His sister sent him to the store for a loaf of bread (Oakland, CA) approx age of Ted 16?
He was on his motorcycle, ran into a guy, he asked "where you headed"? out East?
hold on, I will go with you! He never returned with the loaf of bread!
Laugher! Giggles! - he was gone for 3 months!
In his early 20's he owned a Bar named MERRY E in LA
He road with "Hell's Angel's" - as he say's before they
got crazy, and they where just a meet up motorcycle group.
(it's his story)
His artwork will be cherish for years to come. Self Portrait 70's
2016 Kyle (grandson) getting to visit his Pappa
Kirk & I got to spend last weekend with Ted - He wasn't feeling good, but by god he wanted
his hair cut. Shave it OFF! Wishes granted sir!
still a few laughs to be had & ice cream
As he rattled off a few quotes, we laughed together!
Moments like this I will forever hold in my heart.
"Too Old to Cut the Mustard" -
I googled it yesterday...
come to find out it's an old song! Kirk & I both knew Ted was in the room with us as we giggled & turned up the music!
Couldn't have asked for a better moment! Forever Ted this song will be played in your memory.
"It's not how old you are, it's how many miles you put on." - Theodore Francis Botefur
We Love You!