Son remembers dad for times spent watching TV in separate rooms


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CINCINNATI, OHIO – In a moving eulogy that had the whole funeral home in tears, Stephen Reynolds remembered his deceased father, George Reynolds, for their favorite father-son pastime: watching different TVs in separate rooms of the house. “When I was a teenager, Dad loved me and ‘Home Improvement’ so much that he never interrupted my viewing of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,” said the younger Reynolds, fighting back tears. “I wish he were two rooms away right now.” The grieving son’s voice broke numerous times as he remembered the man who taught him to shave, to drive a car and to ignore chatty family members during reruns of “M*A*S*H.” Reynolds, who moved out of his parents’ house at 25, estimated he and his father logged more than 1,000 hours of quality parallel TV-watching together, compared with maybe 30 hours of one-on-one basketball. “I’ll never forget how Dad’s big laugh could fill a room,” he said. “Often I had to close the door to keep it from filling mine during ‘Entourage.’” Tears streaming down his cheeks, Reynolds reminded family and friends that tomorrow is never promised, so “treasure the time you have with loved ones in other rooms.”

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