Happy Father's Day
By J. Wayne Fears
On this special day reserved to honor fathers, I want to thank you, long overdue as it may be, for one of the most valuable gifts you have ever given me - a love of the outdoors. You dispensed it to me in small increments over many years, and I cherish every moment of its giving.
My earliest memories are of weekends when you would take time out for long strolls with me down the abandoned country road that led to the Clark River near our house. It was just you and me, and I felt important. Those long afternoon hikes down "the ol' backroad," as we called it, were great adventures to me.