Between Fathers and Sons (Part 1)
December 02, 2012
lifelong rectitude, exemplary work ethic and service careers; steadfast virtues that preceded an exceptional generation
Every father is a hero to his son, generally speaking. It is fatherhood's ultimate reward to be the beacon of their progeny until it is time for the younger to become somebody's hero or father.
This story of the circle of life has been told time and again in many ways. These are told in popular culture, through family history, in community lore, or it can be etched in granite.
Fathers who sired sons who became accomplished individuals later in life did so not because in the beginning they believed with absolute certainty that their sons would succeed in their chosen careers.
It is more of a story of individuals not wanting to fail in their commitment to fatherhood. In doing so, they have built a moral scaffolding for their children upon which their future life would be structured.
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