This past father's day, I had time to reflect on what important lessons my father has instilled on me. Even at age 76, my dad continues to teach me and I am blessed that he remains a friend, advisor and mentor to me. I sent him this letter and he said it was the best father's day gift he has ever received - and probably will ever receive. Sometimes parents need to be thanked and we, children, can forget that.
I want to share the most important lessons that I have learned from my father:
- Beekeeping. When I was 6 years old, my Dad took a bee keeping class at our local Connecticut nature center. Since then, he has had beehives in his back yard. I picked up this hobby and it has created some of the best opportunities for me. Thank you Dad for being such a huge outdoorsman, nature lover and adventurist. I have inherited all of this from you.
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