His favorite saying is Life is What You Make It! Whenever I complained as a kid, he always brought up the fact that I had it pretty good in life and someone somewhere had it worse. Hard to argue with that! I think that way now. But when I was a kid, I didn't understand why we didn't have everything we wanted. I asked him one time why he didn't spoil me and my brothers? He stopped his work and looked right at me. He said because kids grow up and move away. I didn't understand that logic until I had my own kids and they grew up and moved away. Ouch!
Dad loves to work. He says the word "fun" is not in his vocabulary. Well, I know for a fact that is not true because I remember lots of fun as a kid. He took us to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky several times. Each time he had as much fun as we did! .
Thank you, Dad,
for stopping work every once in a while and having fun with us!