I spend a lot of time with young people, and I find that many young fathers today are truly involved with their children and present a worthy role model. Unfortuneately, they are not the ones most written about. Perhaps not even the majority. But we should take care not to personally ignore them and their contributions. We should recognize and encourage them when we see them.---Rose Moore
Friday, June 14, 2013
I had many mentors as I was growing up, and all these years later I still remember and appreciate them. But it was my father, Clarence W. Baldauf, who was the most influential person of my lifetime. I didn't have so very many years with him; after all, he died when I was 14 years old and he was only 50. But the years I did have were significant to what I would become and who I am. From an early age, I was my father's enthusiastic audience---a budding news junkie drawn to his reflective style of comment and debate on issues and events. Child that I was, he talked to me as if I understood, and in time I did.