Today would have been my father's 76th birthday. He has been gone a long time now, nearly 20 years, but I still think about him just about every day. I wrote a piece last year about him that you can find here.
As I've said before about my dad, if he'd had his druthers he would have changed some of the circumstances of his life. But he did make the most of the opportunities he had and that's a lesson that I've always tried to absorb.