Wit, Wisdom & Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Father's Day is this weekend, and we can already smell the charcoals heating up on the grill. How will you spend the day? Around here, we are all about family, and so you won't find us in the office this weekend. We're off to play a little golf, cook out, and spend time with our very own Clark Griswolds. We're celebrating the dads in our lives with complete gratitude—the ones who raised us and the ones who are crushing it at parenting our kids.
Clark Griswold shared his enthusiasm and wisdom with us in the 80s, and so did our very own dads. In the spirit of Father's Day, we thought we'd share a little fatherly wisdom from the Dove Dads who raised us. Hope you enjoy!
"My dad would often tell me, 'Bethy, find a way to get it done. I don't need to know how it got done—just that you got it done.'" —Beth Bender
"My dad gave me an appreciation for humor and instilled in me the utmost value of investing in family and friends. But most of all, he taught me what unconditional love looks like. Our song is, "I wouldn't change you if I could," by Ricky Skaggs, and it best describes the grace we have in loving others just as they are. —Kenda Lister
"My dad taught me the importance of a strong work ethic. He has always been a hard worker and I admire this trait in him. He has a servant's heart and is always willing to help others." —Tatum Tuthill
"It's hard to find photos of my dad and me together because he was always the one behind the camera. He passed on his love of photography to me and showed me that even ordinary moments in life are worth capturing." —Rachel Logan
"My dad told me to decide what kind of worker I was going to be and be that person every day. Everyone is happy working around a consistent and dependable person." —Beth Howard
"My dad was adventurous and a fantastic story-teller. He taught me the importance of critical thinking, the value of loving others with words, and that how we see things depends on where we sit." —Carrie Stockdale
Happy Father's Day to all the dads in our lives . . . and in yours! Let the celebrations begin, and may your weekend be a "Quest for fun—so much fun you'll be whistling Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" all weekend long.
(Photo and quote from National Lampoon's Vacation, 1983)