By Johnnie Godwin
Contributing Columnist, B&R
Dad was grateful for gifts he received and liked and he would let you know it. But Dad was never a man of pretense, and that often resulted in awkward responses he would make when he received a gift that neither suited him or pleased him.
At Christmas or other occasions — with our family of gift-givers and receivers around — Dad often opened a gift and said aloud, “I wonder whatever made anyone think I would want one of these!” Instead of our being offended at such a response, we all learned to laugh and know it was Dad being Dad. [Read more…]