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William K. "Bill" Perryman was born May 23, 1920, in Cisco, TX. He was one of 8 kids. At the age of 8, he watched as his father, Ben, entered into a pistol duel with a man in a JC Penney store in Cleburne, TX. After being shot several times, Ben lay on the floor as the man stood over him and attempted to "finish him off." But before the man could fire his gun, Ben took a knife and fatally stabbed him. Ben stood up, walked to the door, put his arm around a badly shaken young Bill, and proceeded to walk down the street. After walking a block, he collapsed to the pavement. Ben was hospitalized, where he later died, leaving Bill the man of the house.

This is just one of the many many many stories of my dad's life. Dad worked on a ranch as a young boy to help his mother with money. Later on, he joined the Army, which is where this picture was taken. He was 18.

Dad was 1/4 Cherokee and 1/8 Creek. He was a hard living and hard working man who weathered many tragedies in life. At the age of 13, he lost his older sister Katherine who was 15 and was Dad's best friend, to pneumonia. He felt that loss for the rest of his life. He married in 1940 to a beautiful red-head, Ione, and had 3 sons. Ione passed away in 1953, leaving him with those 3 small boys to raise. He later married again to Marie, my mom, and had a son. Later on, they adopted me. Though Marie was a loving person, she battled demons of her own, and was not a dependable person. Dad was left to raise us all on his own. He worked hard. He lived hard. And he took damned good care of his kids.

He had an appreciation for horses, having worked on a ranch at such a young age. His passion was race horses and he trained many. But the oil field was where he earned his bread and butter to take care of us. He hated it, but endured it. And was known in West Texas to be one of the best workers in the industry. You see, he was a perfectionist, and the job wasn't done until it was done right.

Dad also had an appreciation for music. He couldn't play an instrument, nor sing (well he thought he couldn't anyway...I thought he had a great voice), but he sure could "cut a rug". He loved to jitterbug. The Twist was also one of his favorites. He liked all kinds of music, and as we got older and started playing instruments, he would listen while we played all the rock songs of the times. He loved it!

As you can see, Dad was a handsome man. He pretty much stayed in trouble where the ladies were concerned. LOL! So when he would go out and party, which he did do plenty of, he had no problems...if ya know what I mean.

Dad passed away April 23, 2004, just 1 month shy of his 84th birthday. Years of hard living, and to be honest hard drinking, led to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's. It was terribly difficult watching him decline those last few years. Being the only daughter, I was left to care for him. Besides, for many years, it was just him and me anyway. I guess you could say I was a staunch "Daddy's Girl". LOL! I like to think of him as he was: A vibrant and colorful person with a passion for living!

 

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  posted on 9/20/2006 at 12:35 PM
Mitzi, your dad sounded like he didn't miss a thing in his life. I bet he was a character, the kind of people I like to be around. RIP Mr. Perryman. (My dad's name is Bill also. )

 

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  posted on 9/20/2006 at 05:40 PM
WOW Mitzi, that was quite the story. You must be so proud! As was he about you I'm sure!!

 

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  posted on 9/20/2006 at 07:40 PM
I know you cherish those memories and stories. Blessings upon you both.

 

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  posted on 9/20/2006 at 08:00 PM
Thank y'all. He was definitely a character...and quite the ladies man too. LOL!! I have yet to meet someone who can out bull$h!t him too. hehehehe

 

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  posted on 9/29/2006 at 10:55 PM
Adopted, hell GW, you look just like him....
 

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  posted on 9/29/2006 at 11:15 PM
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Adopted, hell GW, you look just like him....


I've had quite a few people tell me that. Kinda makes me wonder...hmmmm.....

 

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  posted on 9/29/2006 at 11:27 PM
I don't wonder but you are the best chick detective in these parts.

In a related matter, last winter I met my brother- n- laws cousin. Spitting image of his younger brother. Very freaky and knowing what I do about the family if there were blood tests done today nothing would surprise me, actually it might explain why Mom moved one time and forgot that one....

[Edited on 9/30/2006 by RedRider]

 

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I thought I'd share this one also. This was when Dad was in the Army. Dad is the one laying across the railing. LOL!!!

 

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  posted on 10/27/2006 at 08:26 PM
Too bad he never met Renee they could have done them some serious pole dancin....

 

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  posted on 10/28/2006 at 04:36 AM
I bet you dad was a lot of fun! I know what it's like to be an only child as I am one myself but the one thing I have grown to know, your never really alone b/c those you love have have passed away never leave you, they are always with you in spirit and alive in your heart

Peace & Love
Bill

 

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I bet you dad was a lot of fun! I know what it's like to be an only child as I am one myself but the one thing I have grown to know, your never really alone b/c those you love have have passed away never leave you, they are always with you in spirit and alive in your heart

Peace & Love
Bill


Thank you, Bill.

 

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Too bad he never met Renee they could have done them some serious pole dancin....


There ain't no doubt about that!!! hehehe

 

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  posted on 11/7/2006 at 02:40 PM
Wow, your Dad was a great man!

 

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  posted on 11/7/2006 at 04:51 PM
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Wow, your Dad was a great man!


Thanks Eric.

 

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  posted on 11/7/2006 at 09:10 PM
Hi Mitz...84 yrs is a blessing my dear. I remember a thread I had over the summer about sitting around the kitchen table with family, and that being the nucleus of any home. Your story was touchinng when you added to the whole family experience by you and your Dad actually building your table together. If I remember right, that's how that story went,,,and it is a Beautiful and meaningful memory. Thinking of your dad today Mitzi I just saw this thread today, and it is very meaningful and touching to this community.

 

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Hi Mitz...84 yrs is a blessing my dear. I remember a thread I had over the summer about sitting around the kitchen table with family, and that being the nucleus of any home. Your story was touchinng when you added to the whole family experience by you and your Dad actually building your table together. If I remember right, that's how that story went,,,and it is a Beautiful and meaningful memory. Thinking of your dad today Mitzi I just saw this thread today, and it is very meaningful and touching to this community.


Yes...I remember that thread. We did build that table together and had all our meals there. Thank you Susie for reminding me of that. That was a very warm thread.

 

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  posted on 11/11/2006 at 12:22 PM
Thanks for sharing Mitzi... I love you.

[Edited on 11/11/2006 by Gaston]

 

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[Edited on 11/11/2006 by Gaston]


I LOVE YOU TOO!!!

 

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  posted on 11/19/2006 at 11:03 PM
Mitzi what a lovely memorial you so eloquently wrote... and yes, you do resemble your dad... you are definitely his little girl...He lived a big and great life and I'm sure he was beyond happy the day you entered into it .....

 

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  posted on 2/3/2007 at 07:05 PM
I've been thinking about Dad quite a bit lately. I do everyday, actually. But lately it seems more than usual. I really miss him.

 

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  posted on 2/3/2007 at 11:51 PM
Talking to my sister or just spending time posting some of her pictures in her thread helps me a lot Mitzi. In other words I give myself permission to miss her now and then....

I bet your Dad can hear you, I don't think he has Alzheimers in heaven. I talk to my Grandmother sometimes and I 'm pretty sure she has stopped taking her teeth out and flinging them into the bushes.....

 

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  posted on 4/23/2007 at 07:28 AM
It was 3 years ago today that I lost you. I miss you more every day. Love you, Daddy.

 

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  posted on 4/23/2007 at 04:35 PM
Thinking of you, Mitzi. Time passes but some wounds are slow to heal. Hope yours is easier to bear as time goes by.

 

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  posted on 5/23/2007 at 03:51 PM
Happy birthday, Dad. Still thinking of you every day.

 

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