Happy Fathers Day
As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of the Oscar Wilde quote: All women become their mothers, and I wonder if he thought the same was true about fathers and sons.
Things like: ‘You’re not going out looking like that’, (and in retrospect he was so right, appearance counts!),
Then as I got older I heard: ‘Remember, whatever you do will go on your permanent record,’ (today, we have the additional worry about facebook posts following our children to job interviews and college admissions.)
And as I think about how much sons do become like their fathers, I’m reminded of another thought, this one from Mark Twain: “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” It happened with me, and I hope someday it will happen with my own children.
In the meantime, we wish you all a Happy Father’s Day.
Patricia, Bake and Your Shaffer Dry Cleaning Team