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What Do We Learn From Our Fathers?

Happy Father's Day!

Lonna Saunders of Rockford learned from her father that there are no stupid questions.

For my father, while learning hard work, perseverance, the role of risk-taking in one's life as well as a healthy belief in luck and timing -- both good and bad, I learned to overcome the fear of failure as well as the fear of success.  I learned the value of family.  And, in the world beyond, I learned the love of reading, that "family" is much more than those related by blood or even village (or that a village is as big as the world), and that my father did the very best job he could to be a good father and he didn't do a bad job.

Thank you, Dada.

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