These moments alone with my father were the most peaceful and contented moments of my childhood.
— Natasha Burns
As I grow older, there is no greater pleasure than seeing some of my father’s finest traits vividly present in my own four children.
— Howard Gardner
Growing up, I’d often accompany my father to Clyde’s Barber Shop for his twice monthly hair cut. While he was getting his trim, I’d get my little red cowgirl boots shined. On the way back home we would stop at Spud Nuts for a bag of just-from-the-oven doughnuts. Shiny boots, warm doughnuts, daddy-daughter talk – it was just perfect.
— Anonymous, age 54
My father is the standard by which all subsequent men in my life have been judged.
— Kathryn Graham
My father was not only my father, but also my best friend. I learned at his funeral from one of his secretaries (of many years earlier) that he considered no question that I asked him too big or too small to deserve an answer. When I had asked a zinger for which he did not know the answer, it was his custom to take his lunch hour the next day and spend it at the library finding the answer.
— Dr. C. Everett Koop