Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I just spent 4 days in Florida helping my 85-year-old father deal with the outcome of a fender bender. Luckily, no one was seriously hurt, but his car had to be towed. We spent most of our time together dealing with the insurance adjuster, the doctor, the body shop, and the rental car company.
As I helped my dad get back to his normal routine, I had time to reflect on our relationship through the years. My dad has always been fun AND funny. Whether playing catch in the backyard, reading poetry to me on the couch, playing a round of golf, or telling stories about his Army days, he's always been great to be around. Sure, I've learned tons from him about owning a business, dealing with customers, prioritizing, and making ends meet, but the most important thing he taught me is that a little humor goes a long way.
So as a Father's Day tribute, it's time to say "Thanks, Dad." Thanks for teaching me not to take myself too seriously. Thanks, too, for all your encouragement along the way...especially with our Daisy Mae's Market venture. We couldn't have done it without you...Even if you do hate broccoli.

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet, Barb. You remind me to write that Father's Day card I've got sitting on the counter. I've worked with my dad at two different corporations and I love it. Don't know where I'd be without him. Happy Father's Day!