Happy Father's Day - Posted by Stacy (AZ)

Posted by Ed Garcia on June 17, 2001 at 11:07:31:


Thanks for sharing that little piece. My father is deceased also, and I can relate to it.

Ed Garcia

Happy Father’s Day - Posted by Stacy (AZ)

Posted by Stacy (AZ) on June 17, 2001 at 02:18:29:

Being blessed with three terrific kids, and a wonderful father, I just thought I’d pass this on the those of you who are lucky enough to have at least one of the above.


Dear Ann Landers:
Please print this letter to my father on
Father’s Day.
I wrote it last year when Dad was ill, and I
didn’t want to
let one more day go by without telling him how
much he meant
to me. He passed away last September, but I hope
you will
print this for all the fathers out there whose
children love
Dear Dad: Thanks for making me the person I am
You taught me the most important lessons in life.
You taught me if it takes 10 minutes to get the
done right, you take 10 minutes. If it takes 15
hours, you
take 15 hours.
You taught me that people come first in this
world and
you should treat others the way you would like to
be treated.
Be fair and honorable – not because you will get
out of it, but because it is the right thing to
You taught me that my wife deserves love and
because that is how you always treated Mom.
You taught me to take care of the kids first
and worry
about myself later.
You taught me these things in the most
effective way.
You showed me. You may not have realized I was
attention, but I observed your example day by day
figured, “That’s the way it should be.” You never
told me I
had to behave a certain way. I did it because YOU
did it, and
I respected you.
It is hard to imagine my life without you. You
conducted yourself with dignity and courage, and
I am trying
my best to do the same and pass this legacy down
to your
Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you. – Paul
Akron, Ohio

Dear Paul Yeager:
Your father must have been a wonderful and
man. My condolences on your loss. This tribute
from you, his
son, is the best memorial he could ever receive,
and I thank
you for sharing it with my readers.