Fortunate daughter*

October 12, 2010

My father taught me to never turn down what hasn’t been offered. He taught me, too, that being offered something is sometimes as good as taking it—this lesson is harder for me to learn. Also: Choke up on the bat, make the new kid feel welcome, and call home if there’s any trouble.

He delivers these lessons through stories that meander like rivers, then oxbow in to where they started—tangents always return to their source. I listen carefully, grateful for each word. I am the most fortunate of daughters.

* To my father, on his 70th birthday


  1. This made me smile.

  2. Rob, :-)

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