Saluting our dads

Posted on June 19, 2011
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He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”  ~Clarence Budington Kelland

Over the years I’ve been blessed to know many first-rate dads. My own was simply the best — and one of the kindest human beings ever. As if that weren’t enough, my paternal grandfather (whose garden I shared in “Grandpa’s Ferns”) loved me fiercely and was my role model of courage and durability. And best of all, I married a man who’s been a terrific father to my son.

In this Sunday’s essay on Royal Oak Patch, I share bittersweet memories of the funerals of two fathers — my own father and the father of my longtime friend, John Schultz. Please click here to read it.

If you’re lucky enough to have your dad around this Father’s Day, be sure to celebrate him. — CL


3 Responses to “Saluting our dads”

  1. Tara on June 19th, 2011 3:37 pm

    I’m lucky enough to still have my father around — and now I’m living with him and my mother! It’s an unexpected gift.

    I love the photo…those were the days of dresses.

  2. Bridgette on June 20th, 2011 11:18 am

    What a wonderful tribute to your father.

  3. joanna jenkins on June 20th, 2011 3:14 pm

    A belated Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in your life.
    I’m off to read more….

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