Today I want to pay tribute to all the fathers in my family tree, in particular my own father, who is always a source of inspiration for me. He is passionate about many things—most of all his family, but also art, music, politics and human rights, the environment, cats and dogs, food and drink, and, of course, architecture. His passion for all of these things is matched by his knowledge about them and his continuing curiosity about everything, except maybe computers.
Happy Fathers Day also to my husband, Harvey, with whom I also celebrated our 39th anniversary this weekend. I could not have asked for a better father for my own children. He’s been my parenting partner from the beginning—a totally engaged, loving, caring, and attentive father. My daughters are sweet and kind and compassionate because they have him as their father.
Happy Fathers Day also to my son-in-law Brian. He is a wonderfully devoted father whose face lights up with joy whenever he is with his sons.
And Happy Fathers Day to all the other fathers out there as well.
What follows are photographs of all the fathers in my direct lines for whom I have a photograph or at least a photograph of their headstone.