CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Father & Daughter Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. BEING THERE

Amanda John St. Augustine

Love in a Box Nancy Julien Kopp

Just Between Us Janet Lynn Mitchell

I Love You, Pilgrim Aletheia Lee Butler

On the Nose D. B. Zane

We Are Dragon-Slayers Timothy P. Bete

Understanding Dad Marianne L. Vincent

The Camping Trip Laura M. Stack

Outstretched Arms LaDonna Gatlin

Sour Pickle Isabel Bearman Bucher

Run for Gold Ruth Barden

Love’s Lance Margaret Lang

2. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Safe Harbors and Sailing Ships Cynthia Fonk with Linda Evans Shepherd

Daddy’s Dance Louise Tucker Jones

The Adventure Suzanne Eller

Fired from the Peanut Patch Louise Tucker Jones

Man of Few Words Elaine Ernst Schneider

Retirement Plan Bettye Martin-McRae

Father Meets Cat Harriet Cooper

The Artist Janet Hall Wigler

Finding Lost Love Marna Malag Jones

A Father’s Gift from a Daughter Raymond L. Morehead

Dirt Cheap Lynn Dean

My Father’s Hands Dena Smallwood

The Obituary Carol Haynes

3. LIFE LESSONS

The Great Candy Bar Debate Naida Grunden

“Yes, Daddy, I Promise” Nancy C. Anderson

The Lesson Jean Stewart

How to Trust, Dad-Style Sylvia Duncan

Of Wings and Strings Carol McAdoo Rehme

Just a Walk in the Park Steven H. Manchester

The Fifty-Cent Sewing Machine Brenda K. Stevens

Lessons from a Teenager Courtney Soucy

Hidden Wings Joyce L. Rapier

Questions Danny Dugan

Bullfrogs, Butterflies and Dads Joe Strube as told to Marilyn K. Strube

What I Learned at the Outhouse Races Patricia Lorenz

4. SPECIAL MOMENTS

The Dad He Planned to Be Stephanie Welcher Thompson

Dad’s Right Hand Lana Brookman

Trust Me Lanny Zechar

Papa’s Gift to Kelsey Sonja Walder

Humor Me Lynn Dean

Baseball Game Plan Larry Bodin

Who Giveth? S. Maitland Schrecengost

Long-Distance Vitamins Emily Chase

The Best “Father-Daughter Date” Ever! Carol McClain Bassett

I’m Confessin’ That I Love You JoAnn Semones

Father of Fortune Ted Bosley

Daddy’s Little Tomboy Sally Kelly-Engeman

Father’s Secret Betty Stanley

Two Fathers and a Bride Janelle Breese Biagioni

Roadside Rescue Christie Rogers

5. ON GRATITUDE

Father Christmas Steven H. Manchester

Solemn Images Ron Gold

Spelling L-O-V-E Bonnie Compton Hanson

The Painted Tractor Bobbie Wilkinson

Ethyl Isabel Bearman Bucher

Memorial Day Flags Arthur B. Wiknik Jr.

Struggle and Celebration Jerry Snider

A Decent Thing to Do Isabel Corr Rizzo

6. FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES

She Calls Me Daddy John Cox

Anna’s First Cubs Game Louis Schutz

Owed to Joy Ted A. Thompson

Be Slow to Anchor Dan DeVries

Moonshine Debra Ann Pawlak

A Forkful of Humor Kimberly A. Ripley

The Price of a Child Debi Stack

Black and White Al D. Luebbers

Dear Daddy . . . Linda Saslow

7. ON HEALING

Tearing Down the Wall Patti Davis

Advice from a Tree Ilan Shamir

Taken for Granted Donna Pennington

Letter to a Stranger Karen L. Cooper

The Haircut Margaret J. Wasilewski

Peela Donna J. Gudaitis

Father Knows Best Abigail R. Gutierrez

A Piece of Chalk Holly Smeltzer

Unpaved Roads Linda Poehnelt

Apology to a Child Ron Wutka

I Want My Daddy Back Deb Haggerty

Daddy’s Story Ruth A. Hancock

Time to Forgive Tracy Ryzan Ross

Closer and Closure Carol McAdoo Rehme

Secret Tears Nancy B. Gibbs

8. TRADITIONS

Smeared Ink Amy Adair

Across the Pond Linda Bryant

Christmas in a Nutshell Bobbie Bonk

Slow-Dance Stephani Marlow James

Eat Dessert First Judith Marks-White

My Father’s Chair Susan Wales

Donuts Gail Eynon

Wedding Day Pamela G. Smith

9. ACROSS GENERATIONS

Apa’s Motto in Life Renie Burghardt

Punch Lines Deborah Shouse

Like Riding a Bike Linda Ferris

Reel Event B. J. Taylor

Connected by Love Linda Apple

Cash Rewards Michele Bazan Reed

That Dang Horse Ann Clarke

In My Dad’s Boots Margaret Lang

Daddy’s Gift Wanda Rosseland

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is LeAnn Thieman?

Who Is Patty Aubery?

Who Is Nancy Autio?

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