It was 1999. We were living and working at McConnell Funeral Home in Marmora, Ontario. I happened to be shopping at the Belleville Walmart when this energetic gaggle of young people danced toward me; more like accosted me. They were dressed the same, promoting a brand-new invention with youthful enthusiasm. And what was it? The Swiffer Sweeper.
April 1st marked the 4th anniversary of Dad’s death. He was and always will be a unique, talented, multi-faceted character in my mind. Others may choose words such as inventor, genius, enigma, weirdo or oddball. We are quick to admit that he marched to the beat of a very different drummer. It was impossible to predict what he would say or do.