As we approach the celebration of Father’s Day, our firm’s members each take a moment to reflect upon our fondest memories of Dad.
“My favorite memories I have of my father are focused on friendly competition between us. We would play basketball at the park until the lights turned off, race each other on our bikes for miles, and even our Monopoly games were intense. I will never forget the look on his face when I beat him in Chess for the first time!”
“My father is my biggest supporter in all that I do. In high school he would take off from work to train me for all my track and field events. He made sure he was in the front row at all my competitions.”
“On one of my childhood camping trips with my dad, we found a 7-inch-long banana slug. My sister and I let it crawl all over our arms and faces, not realizing that banana slug slime was not like garden slug slime. My dad kept his cool and helped us get the thick, sticky goop cleaned off without running water.”
“When I was younger, my dad would always take my sister and me to the beach and we would spend all day there playing and eating ice cream. Then, we would ride around the beautiful city of San Diego in his bright Ruby Red Jeep Cherokee.”
“One of my fondest memories of my dad is when he used to bring home pizza on Saturday mornings. He was working night shifts at Aerospace Corp. at that time, and at the end of the week he would always bring home a large pizza from the Aerospace commissary. My brother and I always woke up early on Saturday mornings looking forward to it.”
“Of course all my fondest memories with my father are related to sports (surprise!).
My father was the assistant manager for my little league baseball team during the last two seasons that I played. He knew that sports were an important part of my life at a young age and started our Saturday night tradition of watching Hockey Night in Canada every week. Since I was a big fan of both baseball and football, he took me to some of my most memorable sporting events including: the Canada Cup ’76, Ottawa Rough Riders (season tickets during their championship Grey Cup year of 1976), Montreal Expos (Jarry Park), Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium (Sunday season tickets: 1978-1982) as well as Game 6 of the 1980 World Series (the Phillies 1st World Series championship in 98 years). “
“I remember all of the lavish parties he would plan and host for my birthday’s as a child.”
“I remember, as a child, watching and listening with awe as my father exuberantly performed the role of Tevya in an off-Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof” (and at practically every local wedding and Bar Mitzvah, where by popular demand he rose from his chair then sang and danced with glee “If I Were a Rich Man”!).
I also remember all our fishing adventures!” Read about it here.
What’s your fondest memory of Dad? Be sure to tell him if you can, and to share it on this Father’s Day with your other loved ones too!