Feeling Just Swell

Daniel James McKeever encouraged his grandchildren to march through 412 Kent Road singing “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt,” because his name was our name, too. He owned a green shirt with white lettering that read I Feel Swell. It’s a phrase he’d say in response to any, “How are you?”

The shirt now hangs in my bedroom.

His yellow, cigar-spotted sweater and overwhelming personality.

His love of cream soda and his grandchildren.

This website is one more way of keeping his memory alive.