A Tribute to Faithful Dads

A Tribute to Faithful Dads

If he’s wealthy and prominent, and you stand in awe of him, call him “Father.” If he sits in his shirt sleeves and suspenders at a ball game and picnic call him “Pop.” If he wheels the baby carriage and carries bundles meekly, call him “Papa” (with the accent on the first syllable.) If he belongs to a literary circle and writes cultured papers, call him “Papa,” (with the accent on the last syllable. If, however, he makes a pal of you when you are good, and is too wise to let you pull the wool over his loving eyes when you are not; if moreover you’re quite sure no other fellow you know has quite so fine a father, you may call him “Dad.” (William Franklin in A father’s Love.)