father to son

When I was three days old, my dad sat me down at the kitchen table.  He set a coconut in front of me and said, “Son, if you want to survive in this world, you need to be a man.”

He said that I had to open and eat that coconut or I would die of starvation.  And you know what?  At three days old, I opened and ate that coconut.

My dad went to the neighborhood bar that night, as he did every Monday-Thursday for the first 20 years of my life.  But that night was different; that night was special.  My dad told all the guys at the bar that he had a son, and his son was a real man.

Thanks Dad, for letting me be your son.

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