Best Father’s Day wishes to my Dad, who has been all one could ask for in that department.
I’d like to thank my Dad for being a great role model. My role model wasn’t ever Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods or some pro athlete. It was and continues to be my Dad.
Thanks for introducing me to skiing, Alta, the Utah Utes, Greek traditions, Southern Utah, Arches National Park, corny jokes, hard work, Dick’s Cafe, writing, being classy, being generous, doing things right, having bushy eyebrows, photography, ghost towns, corny jokes, providing me a good home when I grew up, showing me what being a great host is, being my catcher-coaching me in little league baseball.
I’d especially like to thank my Dad for these these things which have had a huge impact on my life:
Marrying my great Mother (her memory is eternal).
Recognizing that I had a passion for drums and paying for my music lessons for so many years. That started me on an absolutely fantastic life path. I had so many unique and amazing experiences as a professional musician and have made so many great friends as a result, including my lovely wife. None of what I have right now would be here without that seed you planted.
Last but not least, thanks introducing me to GOLF. Though there are times I wish you’d never put a putter in my hands I’m thankful for that first set of Browning Automatic blades. I think there are times when my golf opponents wish I’d never put a putter in my hands either. That is because you and I used to have putting contests in the den when I was a little kid.
And Dad, thanks for the 100’s of rounds of golf and the subsequent quality time we’ve spent together. The last round we played was a true test of patience, capped off with you chipping in for eagle to WIN the tournament for us!