Father Panda was a quiet man. He had a PhD. in physics and was a very smart and intellectual person. He was devoted to his work in theoretical physicians and Mother Panda(the Panda Bear's mother). The Panda Bear was his only child. He had no grandchildren.
Father Panda was also a very good person. He was disappointed that his scientific work did not get the attention that he felt he deserved. Perhaps somewhat naively, both Father Panda and Mother Panda believed that all one needed to do to get ahead was to work hard and be good and what you do. The Panda Bear believes that it is often the egotistical and self-promoting who get ahead in this world.
The Panda Bear will share with her readers the speech she gave at her father's funeral. While the Panda Bear mentioned in that that Father Panda was a Franklin Roosevelt Democrat, she did not make to much of it because she did not want her father's funeral to become political.
Father Panda loved Franklin Roosevelt and hated Herbert Hoover. Father Panda who lived through the Great Depression believed his family would have starved without the New Deal. He said none of the recessions that the Panda Bear has lived through was as bad as the Great Depression where there was no such thing as a social safety net until Franklin Roosevelt put in the New Deal. Father Panda also believed that some conservatives really felt people should starve though they did not always come out and say it.
Father Panda hated big business and the political right.
Here is the speech the Panda Bear gave in honor of her Father: