My oldest son was home over the weekend from North Carolina – he was best man in a wedding Saturday, spent Sunday and Monday with us. I’ve been fussing over a problem with building a retaining wall on our property for about two months – he surveyed the situation, gave me a couple of tips, we got half the foundation row laid in one morning. It was a fantastic Father’s Day gift.
Our youngest sent me a computer game based on the Civil War, the War of 1812 and another war I can’t remember right now. It’s a fantastic gift, since I’m a Civil War buff and have always wanted to re-fight the Battle of Gettysburg with knowledge Lee didn’t have. But, now I have to wait until I get a computer that will handle the game.
I gave my father “the gift of time,” including a coffee outing at least twice a month, 40 hours of my labor on anything he wants to work on, and weekly updates on his grandsons. He said he’d hold me to it.