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Happy Father’s Day ~ 2013-0615



  • You let me dance on your toes.
  • You lifted me upon your shoulders so I could see Santa’s reindeer.
  • You took me to see the big machines at the Labor Day celebration and explained all of them to me.
  • I saw your joy.
  • You allowed me to tag along on your trips to the barber, to the hardware store, and to the bookstore where you shared your love of reading with me.
  • You let me “help” with your garage projects and work on the family cars.
  • You bought me ice cream from the truck, snow cones from the store, magazines and a blue teddy bear from Super X, and trinkets from Vickie’s five and dime.
  • I saw your pride in life.
  • You would play ball with me afterschool.
  • You would take me on walks around the neighborhood.
  • You would have talks with me.
  • You would give me little bits of money for no reason.
  • I saw your generosity.
  • You walked me and drove me to many piano lessons even though it was clear that I had no talent for it; still you always asked me to play it when we had guests or friends over.
  • You were kind and generous to my friends who came over. You always greeted them and made them feel comfortable in our home and in your presence.
  • You would always give me pats on the back or squeezes when you walked by my chair.
  • I saw your love.
  • You were my quiet warrior
  • Always there
  • Always watching
  • Always waiting


Ed’s Shadow


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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