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Tim Russert writes of fathers’ advice and love

From MSNBC Article:
In his book, ‘Wisdom of Our Fathers,’ the ‘Meet the Press’ host shares stories from daughters and sons about lessons they learned from their dads.

After Tim Russert’s book about his father, “Big Russ & Me,” became a best-seller, he received letters from daughters and sons who wanted to tell him about their own fathers. Most weren’t superdads or heroes, but ordinary men who were remembered and cherished for their advice, tenderness, strength, honor, discipline, or occasional eccentricity. Some children simply wanted to express their gratitude. Some wanted to share lessons their dads had taught them. And others wanted to reminisce over their fondest memories. Russert, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” collected their stories in his new book, “Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons.” He was invited on “Today” to discuss his book. Read an excerpt:

Small Moments
“In the years when my parents were broke, Dad would give Mom a daisy for each year they were married.” — Donna Pizzolongo, daughter of George E. Raboni

Small moments? It’s often those little gestures — a knowing look, a pat on the back, an unexpected kindness — that make a big impression and shape our favorite memories. When I came home from college to visit, by the time I woke up in the morning Big Russ had already cleaned my car inside and out (windows too) and filled up the gas tank. I once realized too late that I had left behind evidence of a spirited evening the night before, but Dad was nice enough not to mention it.
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Stefani Twyford is a personal historian and video biographer sharing life stories, connecting generations and preserving legacies. To learn more, visit her web site, find her on Twitter as @stefanitwyford, visit the Legacy Multimedia Facebook Fan Page, or send her an e-mail.

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