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Father's Day Tribute

Sunday (June 18) is Father’s Day. It is one of the most important non-religious holidays of the year; others include Mother’s Day, Veterans’ Day, and Independence Day.

Dad was a father who spent a great percentage of his time with me (and my brother, Bill) when he could have been doing other things. Though he didn’t coach sports, he nurtured our interest in athletics. When I was young, he often came out to the basket in our backyard and played basketball against my friends and me. In games of one-on-one, I could not beat him until I was a junior in high school. He was a quality player, having...


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