My crazy Dad was like that, too. Miss him much. One of our priests has that kind of straight faced delivery, and he has this imperious manner... always changes jokes so they sound like something real, out of his life, or the newspaper... leaves a lot of folks scratching their heads.
I've gotten better about being gullible, tho still get taken now and then... he's just one of my favorite people.
I am so glad you're Dad is better. I'm 3000 miles away from my elderly Mom, and brothers and sisters... SO difficult. One of those things I can't shake the regret over... a decision to move so far away made at 24 years of age when I just had no idea what it would mean down the road.
When I pray for my Mom, I'll continue to remember you and your folks, too.
Peace to you, Ebor.