Asked on the Line:
Father’s Day is always on the third Sunday of June. Many of the men in blue learned about fatherhood from their dads or father figures.
“Asked On The Line” asked men on the mainline to describe the qualities of a good father. “What would you say is your dad’s (or the man who raised you) most important or inspiring characteristic? Are you just like him or his opposite?”
M. Ronald: A good father is a provider, a teacher and a good role model to his family. My dad was a great provider. I remember the times he took my sister and me to the amusement park to get on the rides and then to the beach. I remember he used to also take us to church every Sunday to worship.
J. Jones: A good father is the one that is there when you need him the most. He loves his children and works to put food on the table. A good father is someone who loves his children through thick and thin and helps his kids with their homework.
V. Nguyen: A father should be a loving and caring person. I grew up without a father because he left me when I was 5 years old.
My father achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during the Vietnam War. He was an ally to the American forces. After South Vietnam fell to the Communist regime, they took my father to a re-education labor prison camp for 13 years, so my mom raised me and my five older siblings on her own.
S. Saldana: A good father must be loving, humble, respectful, caring, responsible and compassionate. He teaches his children, supports his children, carries his children, and has a good sense of humor to make them laugh. My father taught me good values. I am respectful and humble like my father.
B. Benitez: Being responsible is the most important quality of a good father. My father was a very responsible person. He was always with me when I needed him.
J.L. Velasquez: I remember my father had the capacity to teach me good things. He taught me how to work in the agricultural fields. He taught me good manners. To me, my dad is my hero because when I needed him, he was there to help raise me.
W. Wimberly: A father is a person who looks out for his kids and family. My dad was a fun person to be with, and he was good to all eight of us. My father raised us all along with our mother.
J. Flores: My dad was a hard-working person who never abandoned his family. My mom and their kids were the most important people in his life. I learned to love my wife and children just like my father. He tried his best and paid the bills on time.
B. Bridges: I had one of the best dads a person could ever have. He was a wonderful man that God gave me to ask about things and spiritual support. He would always give me love and paid me an allowance for keeping the house in order.
My dad loved my mom so very much; he worked hard for the family and later owned a business. Life was great with him!