June 19, 2005
When I think about the influence that your Grandad has had on me, I'm left primarily with a feeling of ... solidity. Of permanence. Of knowing that when I needed him, (and often before I knew it myself), he'd be there. This is, you'll admit, a good quality to have in a dad.
So, on this American father's day, I say to you that you're lucky to have a Grandad like him. I say to him that I'm lucky to have a stepdad like him.
And I say to everyone else that I hope I'm half the father he is.