My dad signs all of his emails "lol." He thinks it means "lots
love," but instead everything he says comes off sounding really
sarcastic. It's hopelessly sweet the way only dad's can be.
I know that I should tell him. I also know that he's joined
Internet dating sites. I've even checked out his profile. He's
himself a 'hopeless romantic' who's looking for 'that special
someone.' He's even got a picture of my cancer-dead mother on
I can picture him getting to know a woman his age, and finally
her in person. Then, that night or the next day, he'll write her
email. He'll tell her how amazing their date was, how she looks
better in person, how he'd love to see her again.