|Grumpy P and Pop, 1965|
|I probably should have burned this picture!|
|Dad's 70th birthday, 2005|
I know it had to be disappointing for him that I never shared his love of working on his own car or finishing a basement, never understood the excitement he felt for plastics (his specialty when he earned his Chemical Engineering degree from McGill); still, I became a very well-rounded young man because of his varied interests and enthusiasm for sharing them. It seems we are destined to always be at arm's length as adults (something I know he learned from his own Dad, sadly), but I will forever treasure the devotion he showed for me while I was a boy.
Happy Father's Day, Dad.
And Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there, whether created by nature or by choice. Hope you had a terrific day today.