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June 17, 2007

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Right on.

Your dad sounds awesome, craziness included. And check out that *c*o*l*o*r* photo! Circa 1955? Clearly, he was a good provider!

Hi Danny,

sounds like you have a wonderful father and he is lucky to have a son like you. I wish my dad was still around to see my family. He passed away just a few years after I graduated high school. I think it's great that you still have a close relationship. Great post!

What an amazing post. Thank god kids are so resilient. I would be in big trouble with mine, if they weren't.

Danny,

I seem to have misplaced my red hat from the above picture. Have you seen it?

I too still get Dad's loving "Crime and Safety” alerts. Daily.

I received yesterday's Father's Day driving bulletin too, which ended with the instruction: "Be CAREFUL". Out of respect to the holiday, I felt obligated to be honest. I responded, 'I'm sorry Dad. I have other plans".

Danny, I'm still blown away by your ability to illustrate so clearly a story as complex as Dad's youth and it's lifelong impact and effect.

As far as your "struggle with my feelings about myself as a parent,” I say, (insert Italian accent here) "Forget about it"!

I happen to know you are a terrific Dad. I have sworn statements from Leah and Kendall to that effect, on file.

Another great blog...now that my daughter has moved out, I have similar feelings about me as a mother. Also I remind myself of your dad, as soon as my daughter wants to talk to me, I think there must be a problem, and think of worse case scenarios. Must be my jewish genes gone haywire. I also end each conversation, "Be Careful" or another favorite to co-workers, "get home safely"

As usual, a masterful post. Your dad is one heck of a guy who, it is clear from what you write about him, loves you very much and cares for you very deeply.

About gauging oneself as a parent - against what "golden yardstick" are we doing this? Parenting is somewhat of an extreme sport (I have written about this somewhere on my blog, but I can't remember when exactly...), and we weather the storms, performing our parental role to the best of our ability, while dealing with our own imperfections, quirks, and crises. Danny, it is obvious from what you have written in the past about your relationship between you and your daughter, that you are a wonderful dad.

Very touching Danny.

As my Mother and I have grown farther apart, my Father and I get closer.

I too worry about my parenting abilities but find solace in the fact that every night I tell my daughter that she is the best gift I ever got. She can raise my blood pressure like nobody else, but the joy at just seeing that face and knowing she is part of me never leaves me anything but joyous.

Ah Danny, the guilt, eh? Will we ever get over the guilt about being a good parent? But, really and truly and authentically, as human as we all are and all that good stuff ... you are a fabulous Dad! One of the finest. I have seen you in action and believe me, I think you are one of the finest. Happy Belated Father's Day! I raise my cup of tea to you and wish you years of wonderful fatherly loving with your own Dad and for you as a Dad!

It's fortunate you can look back at your dad and not hold a grudge. It sounds as if you have quite a nice relationship today. By the way, don't know if you are aware of a progressive organization called Dads & Daughters, but it's made for men like you and who want to be as good parents as they can be to their daughters. Check it out! http://www.dadsanddaughters.org/

It's fortunate you can look back at your dad and not hold a grudge. It sounds as if you have quite a nice relationship today. By the way, don't know if you are aware of a progressive organization called Dads & Daughters, but it's made for men like you and who want to be as good parents as they can be to their daughters. Check it out! http://www.dadsanddaughters.org/

My dad wasn't perfect either but now I think he was the greatest. I know that you are a good father, I can just tell. For one thing you have all those cool treasures from the golden age of TV.

My father is perfect and I hope he lives forever.

This was a beautiful post.

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