Father’s Day 2017<< All Articles
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.