[update::2013.06.16] I turned 56 a couple of
weeks ago and my dad turns 86 in a few days.
Journey through the past...
Truman to Jerry: I need to go see a man about a dog.
If I was in Joliet today...
Truman to Gerald: I need to go see a man about a dog.
"One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters."
-- George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640
"Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your
groin unprotected." -- Red Buttons
"My father considered a walk among the mountains [corn fields]
as the equivalent of church going." -- Aldous Huxley
I extend a huge THANKS to my dad----who lives in Joliet, Illinois. Truman was a good dad,
but I have always called him Truman and he never gets a Happy Father's
Day card from me. I was lucky that Truman took me out into corn fields
when I was a kid; it was torture for me back then, but I have since
learned that those trips were precious.
I'm a dad and father of and
. My kids were born during
the early 1980s in Columbus, Ohio. I've enjoyed being a dad,
but I'm not sure I have been a good father. Who knows?
Bottom line: Being a parent is not easy and I was lucky that
both Bree and Tyler have been such good kids.
I became a grandpa during July of 2009. We have enjoyed having
in our lives.
I typed this on Father's Day 2012 and I'm happy to report that my
dad is alive and kicking. I'm a lucky man to be able to pick up the
phone and give him a call.
Truman died at the age of 89 during the summer of 2016.
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