Tomorrow being Father’s Day and me being offline tomorrow I thought I’d post something about my own beloved dad – David O. Millard.
This was his high school graduation picture, circa 1949. Handsome wasn’t he. He was quite the ladies’ man in high school, at least if all the signatures in his yearbook are any indication. And yes I do have his high school yearbook; it’s one of my favorite things.
He was an amazing father – fun, loving, great provider. Stern when he had to be. He gave me a blueprint for life that I have followed for 49 years and which has stood me in good stead.
Be honest. Treat people fairly. Be ethical in every aspect of your life. Love God. Have fun. Indulge when appropriate.
In fact, Lex reminded me of my dad in so many ways. His erudition, how incredibly well-read he was, Lex’s leadership style, the way he spoke of his children. I believe if they had ever met in life they’d have been fast friends. I can hear my dad saying “That Lex is a cool dude.” And I know that Lex would have felt the same way.
My dad died in 1995 at age 63 and I have missed him every day since. I truly believe that Lex and my dad have hooked up in the pearly skies to educate each other … My dad teaching Lex about American muscle cars and Lex showing my dad what wings can do.
I pity the angels.