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Dear Editor, This year I had the pleasure of spending some long-overdue time with my dad. Later in the evening when my son and I were eating dinner I realized just how much quality time I’ve let pass by me by talking instead of listening to my father. I know that I’ve taken for granted this man whom as a child was my first idea of what I still believe a man should be like today. My father has always been a protector, a provider, teacher, disciplinarian and role model to his children and now his grandchildren. So many thoughts came to mind when I didn’t always agree or understand him as I matured. Now I see it wasn’t really rebellion either of us were dealing with, but it was my lack of knowledge and experience. I once looked upon my dad as “too old” or strict when he was just facing the same fears and hopes for his family that I now do as a parent. I must admit I still enjoy calling my dad to ask a simple question I most likely can find the answer to myself. His opinion and approval matter more to me than I’v

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News, Pages 3 on 06/23/2010

Print Headline: A Belated Fathers’ Day Letter-

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