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My dad is 86 years into his journey of life. His stories are amazing—living through the Depression, obtaining only grade-eight education (that was all his one-room school offered), doing all sorts of jobs and ending as a gas plant operator. My dad taught me honesty, the art of humor, [that] there is nothing I couldn't do if I put my mind and heart into it, and that I am loved and valued. To this day, he is my golfing, fishing, gardening, card playing, Christmas lights decorating buddy. My dad being alive today is the best gift ever.
— Gwen, Alberta, Canada