Palo Alto

How Do You Wish to Be Remembered?

The wind was chilly and the rain brisk as we stood on the hilltop with view that stretched for miles. Ellyn and I were attending the funeral of the father of a good friend of ours. I had only briefly met the father, but the memories shared about his life made me wish I had known him. I did know him indirectly through his daughter – our friend. The qualities she embodies reflect the psychological inheritance from her father- being responsible without relinquishing humor and fun, responding to the needs of the community around her, being an involved mother without undue intrusiveness, responding to her own desire to grow professionally, and being, as far as I know, a loving wife.… Read more...