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Dads do the darndest things

The media has depicted fathers in many ways, from the strong wise patriarch (think Ben Cartright on "Bonanza") to the lovable buffoon (Al Bundy on "Married With Children").

Dads do the darndest things

The media has depicted fathers in many ways, from the strong wise patriarch (think Ben Cartright on "Bonanza") to the lovable buffoon (Al Bundy on "Married With Children").

But when we think of our dads, we know he is so much more. He was our first hero, the guy who saved us from nasty spiders and who fixed our broken toys with a tweezers and duct tape.

Dad was the silly guy who would put on his swimming trunks and run through the sprinkler with us. He read to us at bedtime and scared monsters from under the bed. He taught us how to skate and cheered at our first hockey game. He took us to Varmints games and put his arm around our shoulders when our hearts were broken.

Father's Day is June 21. In honor of dads everywhere, we invite our readers to share stories about their fathers and the "darndest things" they did for their families.

Keep your stories brief. Be sure to include your name, where you live and your father's name and where he lives or lived. Send your stories via email to ptobin@gfherald.com . We'll publish the stories on the Herald Web site and on Father's Day issue of the Herald.

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