Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.
~Mary Ellen Chase
My father and I had bedtime stories and games, holidays and camping expeditions--but to this day I think of my dad with gratitude when I grab a tool. I can feel him looking calmly over my shoulder reminding me by example not to get impatient. And when the job is finally done, I know the credit is his not mine.
Wishing you a Father's Day filled with warm memories,