Hing Sing Chang died on December 1st.
He was like a grandpa to me.
I'll miss his vegas escapades and his nosy neighbor personality.
he liked to fix things and paint things (our old house was practically held together by paint- as was the driveway).
He never forgot my birthday, or my sister's- they had the same birthdate.
he was the unofficial neighborhood watch and news hub.
he had three white cars- each one he traded in was slightly rounder than the last.
he like swap meet bargains and used to swim at alamoana.
he was a cook in the army.
he knew my real grandfather for a short while.
he was slightly hard of hearing and had a few gold teeth.
and all of this added to his delightful charm.
i remember his plastic aligator in his car.
his never ending supply of firecrackers on new year's eve.
and his nicely manicured lawn.
he liked to watch wrestling (WWE SMACKDOWN!)
and i heard he used to frequent the roller rink.
and he has a lovely wife and lovlier grandkids.
and he was such a good friend to my family.
one of the true old timers of clio street.