Sunday, June 21, 2009
Happy Dad's Day
I hope all of you dads out there have a wonderful Father's Day. Here in New York they are talking more rain throughout the day so it will probably spoil many a celebration. But I hope you all honor your dads today, especially the ones who are no longer here.
I'll be with my father today, along with a few of my sisters and my nieces and nephews. My father was a 36-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department before retiring in 1995. He worked many side jobs in raising me and my five sisters, and instilled a love of baseball that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
And like the last scene from "Field of Dreams," we had many a catch together. I was blessed to have a great father, and still do. I never, ever take that for granted.
Happy Father's Day, Dad.