CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Father & Son Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. HOW FATHERS LOVE

This Magic Moment Tom Miller

Saying Good-bye Tracy Crump

Father’s Day David Avrin

“Little Mike”: The Tale of What Really Happened to His Bicycle Bob Weber

My Three Sons Ted Slawski

The Great Rescue Carol S. Rothchild

He Saw Them All John C. Spatola

Training Wheels, Training Dad Peter Balsino

Ultimate Dad Ted Diamond

First, a Father David Wilkins

Dad’s Gift June Williams

2. I LOVE YOU, DAD . . . AND THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

Heritage Ed VanDeMark

The Good-Night Kiss Helen Kay Polaski

The Big Decision John P. Buentello

Saved Ted Slawski

Love’s Lesson Dennis Hixson

What’s in a Name? Joseph Walker

Three Little Words Don J. Hanson as told to Bonnie Hanson

The Kind of Man a Boy Needs Tim Martin

Thanks to the Dragon Dave Quist

Grass-Cutting Days Patrick Lyons

The Power of a Son’s Kiss Stephen Wayne

Sharing Love Julie McMaine Evans

3. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

Letters to a Teenager Ken Swarner

Dad’s Shadow Tracy Crump

The End of the Pier Scott T. Gill

A Father’s Christmas Eve Rescue Nick Walker

Full House Win Firman

Things I Learned from My Dad Bob Smith

This Matchup Will Always Rank as a Classic Woody Woodburn

Building Your Dreams Charles E. Harrel

One Saturday Morning Charles E. Harrel

Be a Doctor Paul Winick, M.D.

My Dad Was a Comic Book Hero Bob Dickson

4. THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES

Lessons from the Dugout Sarah Smiley

One of the Guys . . . at Last Sally Friedman

The Photograph Dorothy K. Fletcher

Strong Arm Needed Nancy Kay Grace

The New Math Pamela Hackett Hobson

The Fan Club Sallie Rodman

Three Peas in a Pod Christine M. Smith

Picture Perfect Sallie Rodman

Not My Father’s Son Ferida Wolff

The Eulogy Sally Friedman

5. THE CALL OF DUTY

The Last Game Gary W. Moore

Jumping the Generation Gap Miriam Hill

Reunion Win Firman

Semper Fi Gloria Cassity Stargel

Squeals and Squeezes Nancy Julien Kopp

One Child, Many Parents Melissa Moreau Baumann

An Understanding Robert Anderson

Lessons from My Father William Garvey

Leadership, Whose Way? Louis A. Hill, Jr.

The Boys of Iwo Jima Michael T. Powers

6. TOUGH ROADS, GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS

Daddy Hands Susan Farr-Fahncke

Lessons Learned at Little League Glenn Rifkin

He’s My Son Sherry Honeycutt Hatfield

Fathers and Sons and Grandfathers and Angels Tracey L. Sherman

Rite of Passage John Forrest

Visiting Dad John J. Lesjack

Jason’s Story Carl Ballenas

A Grain of Sand William Garvey

7. A DAY IN THE LIFE

I Became My Dad Today Tom Krause

Tuxedo Swimming Michael T. Powers

Squirrel Wars Carl Dennison

The Birthday Party Mark Musolf

Stroller Derby Season Randy Richardson

Lightning Bugs and Fireworks Michael T. Powers

Over the Top Donald Verkow

Kids and Grown-Ups: Different as Knight and Day Randy Richardson

The Son Also Rises Stephen Lautens

Father to Son Joseph Walker

The Walk of Life Matthew Favreault

Pinewood Derby Ken Swarner

The Giants Michael Fulton

8. THE WISDOM OF ALL AGES

Hands of Time Gary B. Xavier

The Invitation John J. Lesjack

Just a Little Bit Longer Frederick Bakowski

Rediscovered Hero Joseph Walker

The Grandpa Who Became a Daddy Patricia Lorenz

Morning Peace Andy Radujko

The Winner Calvin Riendeau

Going Fishing with Grandpa Woody Woodburn

I’ll Tell Him Tomorrow Lanny Zechar

It’s Good to Be Here Joseph Walker

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Dorothy Firman?

Who Is Ted Slawski?

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