Notes for Carl Patrick Riser: As young boys Carl and his older brother, Harold, would upon occasion hop a south bound freight train to Sharonville, Ohio. There they would visit their Uncle Albert until the next freight train to Columbus ...
What I remember most about Carl, my father, is his talent to make you understand the error of your ways, without resorting to violence or losing his temper. I can not recall one time when he ever raised a hand to strike me, my sister, or brother. Just in the way he would talk to you could make you never repeat your mistake again. At least without thinking long and hard about it first. I remember as a teenager raiding a watermelon patch one hot summer afternoon with my cousin Pat and a neighbor girl, Brenda Baily. We didn't think we would get caught. But upon our arrival at our cabins the farmer who owned the patch was talking to our fathers about us being there. Brenda's father took her to their cabin and used a belt on her backside. You could hear her scream the entire length of the Muskingum River Valley. My father turned to me and said, "Do you hear that? I don't know whether to do the same thing to you for stealing the melons or to do it to you for not getting a bigger one." We had planned on a nice cool dip in the river when we got back; but instead, my cousin and I were sent to our Grandmother for a list of chores that she had for us. One of which included the dinner dishes. To this day I cannot eat a watermelon without thinking of that day. Although his formal education did not take him past the eighth grade, his wisdom goes far beyond anything he might have learned in school. The most important thing in life that he taught me was to think about the consequences of my acts before I would do something that I might regret later. A lesson that has been quite valuable over the years. Thanks Dad for everything.
Michael Patrick Riser July 1, 1999
More About Carl Patrick Riser: Date born 2: 19261021 Date born 3: 17 Mar 19261022 Divorced: 1976, Columbus, Ohio Franklin County. Hobbies: Golf, Reading. Military: 10 Jun 1944, Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.1023 Military service: Veteran U.S. Army WWII. Occupation: Buffer, Retired General Motors 30 years. Residence 1: Whitehall, Ohio, Franklin County. Residence 2: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.1024 Residence 3: Franklin, Ohio.1025
More About Carl Patrick Riser and Norma Jean Dickerson: Divorce: c. 1974, Columbus, Ohio, Franklin County. Marriage 1: 03 Sep 1949, Greenup, Kentucky by Justice of the Peace. Marriage 2: 06 Sep 1949
More About Carl Patrick Riser and Lillian Alice Skinner: Marriage 1: 20 Jul 1981, Columbus, Ohio, Franklin County. Marriage 2: 20 Jul 1981, Columbus, Ohio Franklin County.
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