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August 2001

August 2001


Letter From the Publisher

\'Daddy, do you have to work for football?\'
© August 2001

On a Sunday afternoon this past spring as I watched a game from NFL Europe, my five-year old daughter Lillie jumped into my lap, looked at the TV and disgustedly said, "Daddy, do you have to work for football?"

As I tried to convince her that football was how I made a living, provided our family with a house, clothes and more, she jumped off of my lap. Before she left in search of a more entertaining playmate, Lillie turned and gave me the look that stirs feelings only a small daughter can create in a father and said, "Daddy, I wish you worked for Toys-R-Us instead." And, off she went.

I laughed at the time. Yet, when I think about Lillie's heartfelt words, I realize why the old saying about how truth comes out of the mouths of babes is so very accurate. I, also, realized I do work at Toys-R-Us.

To my daughter, nothing could ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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