MEET NICK GOICH, MY DAD
My mother died Christmas Eve 2011. Prior to her death, my dad and I rarely spoke. Our conversations consisted of me calling the house, my dad answering and saying, “Here’s your mother” and me talking solely to my mom. After her death, I began calling him daily on my way to work mostly to check up on him to make sure he was okay. Those calls became so much more. Monday thru Friday – as I crawl through Los Angeles traffic on the 405 Freeway – we talk about life, love, politics and news. At 94, he speaks without filter. The honesty, humor and no-nonsense conversation is something I wish I had appreciated during the first 49 years of my life. Fortunately, he’s still here and it’s not too late to learn from him and share his “wisdom” with all of you, here in the Bluetooth Diaries.
I hope you enjoy reading these snippets of his conversations as much as I have chronicling them. If you have any questions for Nick, please leave them in the comments section below. Your question – and Nick’s answer – might be featured on a future post in The Bluetooth Diaries.
And if you have parents who are still with you, call them every day. Talk to them. Take notes on your conversations. Learn about their lives while they are still here.
You can read more about my mom, dad and the final days of my mom’s life in my award-winning memoir, 14 Days.
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