REMEMBERING DAD - Part Two
|Walter Scheib and James Prince|
Just one of the many times I saw dad embody these traits, was when he was on Iron Chef. The secret ingredient was dungeness crab, and as he was carrying them over to his station, one of the crabs badly cut his fingers. There was so much blood that the show's producer told him if it didn't stop quickly, they would have to stop the cameras and cancel the show. Having prepared for weeks, traveled with his team and my mom to NYC, and eager to build his brand, he saw the deep fryer and put his hand quickly in the boiling oil. The cuts were sealed and he continued on to win against Cat Cora, 55-49. Only two other Iron Chefs received a higher score in that 24-episode season.
As I graduated from college, got a job, and got married over the past year, it was a pretty busy time, but my dad and I still would always keep in good contact with each other, talking a couple times a week on the phone and getting together whenever he was in town. He even treated my beautiful wife and I to an all-expenses paid honeymoon in Cancun after we got married last Fall. We last saw each other when he was in DC shortly before his birthday in early May. We went out to dinner, I wished him a happy birthday, and he made a toast telling me just how proud he was of my new job and for the life I've made myself with my wife.
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