It happened every time. Picture it. There I was on the stage of our elementary school cafetorium (a large room that was used as both as a cafeteria and an auditorium) waiting to begin singing with my classmates or participating in some other school function. It even happened when I was in the choir loft at church with the rest of the children’s choir. Nervously looking out at the audience, there he was. Our eyes would meet and my daddy would give me that big, lopsided grin of his, intended to help calm my nerves. That’s all it would take to settle me down and I was ready to perform. Of course, I didn’t dare look at him too many times, for fear I would crack up laughing if he still had that grin on his face.
That was many, many years ago. To be quite honest, time has erased a lot of memories of my childhood, so I am grateful that I still remember times like that. Although I have had countless precious moments with him since then, it still remains one of my favorite.
In June we celebrate Father’s Day and that means it is dad’s turn to be featured in the No Time to Read Book Club. We will be listening to audio selections from NPR Driveway Moments for Dads: Radio Stories that Won’t Let You Go. Please join us as we listen to a variety of dad stories, each sure to elicit some sort of response….be it a smile, tears, or laughter. We will have a discussion time where you can share your favorite dad memories or moments. Participation in the discussion is, of course, optional.
There is no outside reading required for the No Time to Read Book Club. Simply come and listen to an audio selection. If you like, bring your quiet activity to work on while you listen.
In the meantime, we would love to have you share your favorite dad moments with us here.
Attention: The No Time to Read Book Club will change its meeting day for the summer. We will be meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
What: No Time to Read Book Club
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Major Hillard Library