An unknown author once wrote, "Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad."
As I've walked the tightrope of a couple of decades as a dad, I find myself wondering what little moments will stick in my daughters' memories the way these stick in mine:
- Dad's patience in teaching me to drive as I tried to wrestle the steering wheel of that huge Chevy Impala on a back country road.
- Dad's bonhomie as he greeted friends, dear and obscure, to the funeral of his dad.
- Dad giving me a knuckle burn on my brushcut when I was 5 or 6. It was a knuckle sign of affection.
Father's Day is here. Alameda Patch wants to hear the best advice your dad ever gave you. If you are a dad, what is your favorite piece of advice you give your kids? You can also send us your favorite pics with you and your dad. You can add photos to this story with the "Upload Photos & Videos" button above.
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Happy Father's Day to all of those fantastic dads out there.
Lance Howland is the editor of Walnut Creek Patch.