For Father's Day

Consultant and blogger Mike Rogers asked a great Father's Day question at LinkedIn:

~ "What kind of leader was your father?"

My father, George James Seamon, was a leader: he was a policeman. A coach. An umpire. A teacher.

He had strong principles. He loved his family. He defended his country in WW II.

He was very handy and did a lot of home repairs himself. My knowledge (such as it is) of tools is all due to watching him at work when I was a kid.

He was a great singer, who sang in choirs, which stimulated my love of singing, which has now been passed down to my son Dave.

Proud of his Irish heritage, he was a faith-filled Catholic who never missed Mass.

He never spoke much about his experiences in the war. Though he never liked camping as a result of what he went through over there in Italy.

His idealism and his experiences as a city cop gave him a very cynical view of politicians who he deeply distrusted.

Yes, he was somewhat resistant to change. But he had a very big heart, and went out of his way for his friends.

I miss him.

Posted by Terrence Seamon, June 21, 2009

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