Steve R. Morris

is a freelance writer living in Michigan.

My Father Sang to Me

Many educators enumerate the benefits of parents reading to theirchildren. My personal experience exemplifies the positive impact of singing to our children as well. 

My father died March 9, 2010, at the age of 94. Shortly after that I underwent surgery with no guarantee that I would survive, and found myself reviewing my own life and comparing it to that of my dad. 

I was much younger than my father was when he died, and I had not accomplished the things my father had during his lifetime. Yes, I had graduated from college and received a bachelor’s degree. My father didn’t get past eighth grade. But that’s not the type of accomplishment …

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