Day 1994: What makes a good father?

Today seems like a good day to ask “What makes a good father?”

My response to that question would be based on my experience of my late father:

  • Honesty.
  • Humor.
  • Authenticity.
  • Consideration for other people’s feelings.
  • A commitment to doing the right thing.
  • Acts of kindness.
  • Social involvement.
  • Joie de vivre.
  • In the words of a friend of his soon after he passed, “I never heard your father say anything bad about anyone and I never heard anyone say anything bad about your father.”

Here are other responses to the question “What makes a good father?”

A good father is somehow just THERE, always, a reassuring presence — even when he’s not there anymore, because of the rules of mortality, and all you can do is hear his voice in your head.  –– Joel Achenbach

So what makes a man a good father? A stew of love, humor, empathy, humility, and, perhaps most of all, time. — Dave Taylor

 

 

Do you see any good fathers in my photos for today?

 

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What makes a good comment on this Father’s Day, USA?  Anything you choose to share.

Thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — of course! — to YOU.

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11 thoughts on “Day 1994: What makes a good father?

  1. Your father’s friend’s comment about him after his passing is the best compliment I can think of on this special day, Ann. Wow.

  2. A good father, like any good person, leads by setting an example, and your father was clearly someone who set a good example.

  3. I may not be able to find the words that describe what makes a good father but what I do know is that I have a good father and my husband is a good father as well

  4. love that last photo Ann

  5. Your list could be describing my own father

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