The Place Her Father Didn’t Want Her to See

Written by Braiden on September 16, 2010

I was moved and shaken by the story written by Connie Schultz in the September 5th edition of Parade Magazine.

In the story, Schultz depicts the toll that her father’s everyday job as a maintenance mechanic at the Cleveland Electric Illuminating company, Plant C, took including a heart attack and bypass at age 48, stints in his heart after he retired, then a final heart attack that took him at age 69.

She urges her daughter–his granddaughter–to always remember she’s the daughter of a maintenance mechanic. If she does that, she can do anything, Schultz concludes.

Do you have a father, mother, or close relative who inspires you? If so, have you thanked them lately?

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