11 Aug '16, 12pm

Fred's Thursday Blog: Lost Boys

Fred's Thursday Blog: Lost Boys

My father left me three watches as part of my inheritance. The first, and oldest, was the one his parents had given him as a graduation present from high school in 1932. The second was a watch he bought when he left his corporate career and went into business for himself as a consultant. The third was a Rolex he bought and wore for almost 40 years. While I never asked him directly, I think that last watch signified something important to him as a child of the Depression. It was not pride but a marker of having made something of himself. It is also the watch I remember the best and with the most attachment. Each summer when we go to the beach on vacation, I always hide the Rolex in a particular place at home and wear a cheap watch. When we returned this year I looked and Dad’s watch was missing. Thinking I might have forgotten where I put it, we searched the house for weeks...

Full article: http://thegathering.com/fredsblog/lost-boys/

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