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I have a quote from Calvin Coolidge that my dad kept on his desk.  Heavy stuff I know, but it pretty much sums up his persona.

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Here’s the quote:  “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.  Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost worth a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Emanuel Wright’s persistence saved my life.  When I was an infant, I was in the hospital very ill.  My existence was on the brink.  Doctors made the wrong diagnosis.  My Father literally swooped me up out of the hospital bed and carried me in his arms to a physician who made the correct diagnosis.  I can tell you without a doubt, if not for my Father’s determination, I wouldn’t be here today.

Wright Family Photo

My Dad, Mannie worked like a dog.  A self-made man.  Thirteen hour workdays were the norm, not the exception.  He did it all for his family.  Mannie Wright established and ran a successful business in New York City.  When starting out he couldn’t afford an office.  Highly intelligent and very crafty, he used a public telephone booth as his office until he could rent office space.

Yes, I am my Father’s daughter.  Physically, I have his features.  Most important, he taught me his values.  Always strive to be the best best you can be.  Failure is not an option.  And, always try to do the “Wright” thing.

It’s not just on Father’s Day that I miss him and love him so very much.

From me to all you Dads.  Have a great Father’s Day!

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