While I was an innocent freckle-faced girl growing up barefoot in Florida, during our quality time, Daddy enjoyed beating me consistently at Monopoly, Chess, Tennis, & Hearts. He enjoyed it seriously and trumphantly, the price a daughter had to pay for the pleasure of his company. Though I, of everyone in town, seem to know the least about him, I am told he is also a world class Liar's Poker Player, something he has never tried to play with me. The game involves serial numbers on U.S. currency, and I think I would beat him at that. The one game he knows I can always win is Clue, and by the time I was 10 he wouldn't play it anymore.
How worse to have been his ex-wife, Katherine Kryder, my mother, who was declared a suicide 9/15/1972. Especially considering, as a review, that on the same day
9/15/1972 THE LINCOLN FINANCIAL CORPORATION Cuyahoga Ohio was born.
Though Katherine, his high school sweetheart, was Daddy's loyal subject for just 19 years altogether, I was 19 when she expired, and have had three times as many years to consider him and the role he played in my mother's demise as things played out in the future.
Starting his career in restaurant public relations, Daddy's dream was to own a well sited pub where one could get a great hamburger and onion rings, real milkshakes, and Bass Ale on Tap. An enthusiastic sales person he is, but it was Katherine's writing on fine dining which sophisticated his palatial ambitions and imagination, and a great plan went into the works, for something he had not a penny to break ground.
Every breakable in our house was broken as the marriage fell to pieces. There was violence between them while my sister and I hid under our covers. Katherine became stranger and despondent, no longer able to tolerate gourmet food and beverages. She threw up the most wretched concoction of escargot and greenery on the carpet of our new station wagon ("And all over Daddy's friend," she told me), a fragrance I shall never forget, and one not to be gotten out of the carpeting. We had to trade in.
Daddy did not form his closed restaurant holding corporation until after the divorce, from which Katherine emerged with just our house and barely enough to pay utilities, a mortgage, and buy food.
3/17/1966 RESCON INC Document Number 303080 FEI/EIN Number 591236547 Date Filed 03/17/1966 State FL DISSOLUTION 09/22/2000 - DADDY
3/17/1966 LINCOLN LIFE INSURANCE AGENCY INC Date Filed 03/17/1966 State FL DISSOLVED 06/10/1968
3/17/1966 NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION Current Entity : INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AND ENGINE CORPORATION Initial DOS Filing Date: 03/17/1966 County: NEW YORK Jurisdiction: DELAWARE - Cousin Maxfield and B. Edward Ewing; Cousin Richard Bond, son of James.
3/17/1966 International Harvester Corporation Merged into International Harvester Company.