This episode of the Rewriting Dad Podcast is called "Spilt Milk" with Meg Murphy and Leslie Bradford-Scott. Today, Leslie shares anecdotes of her life story, starting with a successful career in car dealership sales in a town far away from her dad.
She then goes on to unravel the story of meeting her next husband and how a floatplane and great cooking sealed the deal for her. And, of course, Leslie shares the complex relationship she had with her father through the different points in her adult life.
This episode touches on Claudio's infidelities to Leslie's mother, his incarceration in a maximum-security prison, and his quiet life after being behind bars. Leslie also illustrates how cancer took him in just a 3-week span.
12:51 Leslie rides a floatplane and meets her future husband
24:47 Claudio's infidelities and incarceration
36:05 Reconciling with Claudio and his life after prison
42:03 Claudio gets cancer and his last days
48:45 Acquiring the farm
13:39 "The guy that's standing in front of me said, oh, that's your next husband. And I'm like, what? What are you on about, Adam? He says, yeah, I just don't know where that came from but that's your next husband. You're going to marry this man."
17:13 "I get there, he has a full-on roast beef on the barbecue with roasted potatoes, carrots, and a giant salad with chopped eggs in it and tomatoes and mushrooms and I'm like, this is for you? Oh, yes. You have to have a proper dinner. I am like in love with you, pal. I don't care how old you are."
21:41 "If we don't take a step back and examine ourselves, we're just going to attract the same type of person again, aren't we? Obviously, I married my dad (the first time), there's no doubt about that, but if I didn't get my head right, that would've been a pattern I could've repeated for the rest of my life. And I have broken that pattern."
41:50 "If I could describe his skill in one word, it would be leverage. He was the king of leverage. He would find out what you could leverage and then he would leverage it."
45:51 "I never thought anything of it except that he was having these great delusions because of the drugs. And then he started talking about how there was all these guns and that he dumped them off the canal behind the house that we lived at before they came to arrest him but they're still there and I should go get them."
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