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I can’t let Father’s Day pass without remembering my own father, who’s been gone thirteen years now. My dad had a huge personality. No one could spend time with him for long and not laugh. His sense of humor was well-known. As a World War II vet, he spent time in a German POW camp, but he rarely spoke of his wartime experiences. He told me that once when he was captured, he had to make the decision to live. And that’s what he did.
Many of the business decisions I’ve made in my own career came from watching my father in his business. He was an upholster and cared about his customers, many of whom became his friends. I consider my readers my friends, too. I’m grateful to have had a father who loved his country and his family—especially my mother—and who supported my brother and I in our lives.
June 17th, 2017 at 4:37 pm
Thanks for sharing, he sounds like a wonderful man. My dad has been gone for almost 45 years, his birthday was the 14th of June. He was in world war 2 . Everyone loved him, I still miss him terribly after all these years. I’m adopted, so he CHOSE me and the biological one didn’t. I think these good men impact our lives in a powerful way. Hopefully they make us better people. Have a great weekend!
June 18th, 2017 at 1:09 am
Lovely man. Your memories of him are a great tribute, Debbie. My dad was a WW Two vet. He passed away in 1999.
June 18th, 2017 at 1:19 am
June 18th, 2017 at 5:41 pm
What beautiful words about your father Debbie. He sounds like he had a lot of love for your mother, brother & you. I lost my father also 13 years ago last month, on which was a memorial weekend. That was one of his favorite holidays. He never missed a year of putting flowers on his parents graves in Idaho, to his great-grandparents they’re down in Salem Utah. I’m very thankful & proud of my father as well. He was in the Navy in WWII . He was one of the best dad’s and he was my best friend. I feel very honored to have read about your wonder, loving father Debbie. I’m so grateful that you are my friend & the one that truly helped me to learn to read, by falling in love, laughing, smiling, crying, giggling and enjoying every single book have read of yours ans many more to read and fall in love with. I know your father is very proud of you in everything that you have done in your life. I’d like to wish all the father’s in heaven including the father of my four daughters, my soulmate, a Happy Fathers Day! Sending all my love ❤ from Salt Lake City, Utah Your friend Vicki Gonzales Cervantes
June 18th, 2017 at 11:33 pm
Huge personality and no one could spend time with him without laughing…My daughter and I met you at a book signing in St. Louis last year. That is exactly how I would describe you during the author Q&A! 🙂 I’ve retold your “tooth and super glue” many times!