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Today on Father’s Day I reflected on all I have learned from my DAD and many other men who were DADS.
Here is a picture of my grandfather John Joseph Kenney (1879-1962) holding me as an infant in 1953. He is with my step grandmother Katherine Murphy Kenney (1891-1968). They both lived in Morristown NJ until they died.
I have to say the Kenney gene runs strong in my family at least going back to my Grandfather.
Here are three pictures (L-R) my dad F.D. Kenney (1919-1991) in 9th grade, me in 10th grade, and my youngest son Mack starting 12th grade. There is no denying the resemblance. The family influence is strong.
The biological similarities is not the only place a DAD can influence a son. The more important places have to do with character. Our thoughts produce actions, those actions result in habits, and our habits become our character.
My character good or bad has been greatly influenced by the thoughts that many DADS have had on me including my own father. DADS that live close and far away have provided me lots of fantastic examples to follow.
To all the DADS out there whether you are family, friends, or former colleagues-Happy Father’s Day.