Memories of My Dad

Go first in the world, go forth with your fears
Remember a price must be paid
Be always too soon, be never too fast
At the time when all bets must be laid
Beware of the darkness, be kind to your children
Remember the woman who waits
And the house you live in will never fall down
If you pity the stranger who stands at your gate

–  Gordon Lightfoot

Tonight, having both my children home, made me think of my Dad for some reason.  He loved music and the Yankees with equal passion.  My strongest childhood memories of  him always were linked to music.  He had eclectic tastes including Big Brother and the Holding Company, Caruso, Sinatra, and the Beatles, but he seemed to  really love the folk-rock singer songwriters like Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot.  I remember listening to this song with him as clearly as if it were yesterday.