Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day - #1874 - Kathy Macias: Father Really Does Know Best - Crosswalk

All right, I'll admit it. I'm old enough to remember watching "Father Knows Best," "Donna Reed," and "Ozzie and Harriet" on TV. But is that really so bad? I was the oldest of three children and the only girl—and I adored my dad. He was my first hero (my husband is my second!), and there were several reasons for that. One of my first memories is of the day we moved into a brand new house, the one my dad had worked on during his off-hours for many months. I was three years old. I stepped out of the hot sun and into the entryway, immediately grateful for the cool air inside and impressed that my dad had accomplished such a thing. Read more.......  I also loved this TV show, as well as Donna Reed and Ozzie and Harriet, the 50's were a great period of time, after World War II,  a time under President Dwight Eisenhower, a time where fathers were honored and portrayed as leaders of their families.   I have always been thankful for growing up during this simple era, in the small town of Hagerstown, Maryland, in a  new neighborhood where we could leave home on our bikes and be gone all day, with a mom at home who never worried about our safety.   Our parents had grown up during the Depression, and had just experienced World War II, and were trying to give us a better life.  Some make fun of the 50's, not being able to understand it for themselves.  For those of us who did, we have a memory that we desperately want our children and grandchildren to have, to experience the peace and freedoms that we want to preserve and pass on, as our legacy to their generation.

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