That was a beautiful tribute to your dad, Chutz. I feel the same way about my dad.
I lost him when I was 18, but he was the one who I ran to for everything. My mom allowed him to be both mother and father to me. She was a good mom too, but I was his only child and he spoiled me a lot. When I was sick I ran to him and he nursed me back to health. He put me to bed at night and so on. I guess my dad was my hero too.
Thanks for the thread. Glad you are back. I am too now. Been sick with the stomach virus all week long.