Fathers and Daughters


Some time ago, an author named Michael Mitchell contacted me. He said that he was writing a book containing advice to fathers, which would feature numerous pictures. He asked to use a picture of Szofi and me, and I gladly provided it to him.

Mr. Mitchell’s book, Life Lessons for Dad: Tea Parties, Tutus, & All Thing Pink, was released last week.  I just received a copy, and it has been fun to look through. Of course, it was exciting for Szofi to see herself in a book.


The published picture was taken by my wife at the Montana lake, where our family cabin is located. Needless, to say, we were fishing. Szofi was two years old then.  So fishing, for her, really meant “watching.” Mr. Mitchell’s words below the picture read, “Take her fishing. She will probably squirm more than the worm on your hook. That’s OK.”


Now, Szofi is four, and we live much closer to the cabin.  I am eager to get up there after some more snow melts, and to put a rod in Szofi’s hand. There will, by the way, be no worms involved. Regardless, I’m sure there will be more pictures, and we will enjoy looking through them in years to come.  But, of course, it’s the memories we’ll create that will be most important.

You can find more information about Michael Mitchell and his book at Mr. Mitchell’s popular website, Life to her Years.  You can find the book itself at retailers such as Amazon.

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