By Carolyn Tomlin
Contributing Writer, B&R
When I was a small child, my father often called me to help him with a task. Sometimes it was holding a board he was sawing with a hand saw. Another time, he needed me to help plant corn in the family garden. And I recall the numerous times I was called to sit on the ice cream freezer, holding it down, while my father turned the hand-crank as the custard hardened.
Looking back, he could have accomplished all these things by himself. But with his daughter nearby, we could talk and laugh about things. It wasn’t my skills he needed; it was my presence.
This Father’s Day, instead of the fancy package with beautiful paper and ribbon, how can we honor those men in our lives who have given us so much? The answer is by giving them our ‘Time.’ Give experiences, not things. Could some of these ideas work for your father? [Read more…]