Editorial: Don’t forget dear old Dad

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 19, 2006

&8220;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 he had learned in seven years.&8221; &045;&160;Mark Twain

It seems appropriate to hold Eddie Cochran Weekend on the same weekend as Father’s Day. Cars. Rock ‘n’ roll. Dads. What a good combination.

We want to take a moment and reflect on Father’s Day. Did you do something special for dear old Dad? If you have one, you are fortunate. Many kids grow up without fathers. And many good fathers are the forgotten member of the family; the give and give but aren’t one to receive.

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Mothers are marvelous, to be sure, but fathers add a depth of understanding about life that helps their sons and daughters grow into mature adults.

So if you forgot Father’s Day, go back and give your old man a call. Make sure he knows you appreciate him.