My father retired from work 30 years ago and, had he lived, would have been 95 today.
He left school in 1938 aged 16 and started work for WH Smith & Son leaving them in 1954 to join the publishers and stationers William Collins where he finally became sales director.
I keep a framed copy of this profile on my workroom wall and re-read it last week for the first time in a decade or more. The two paragraphs below leapt out at me; I had not realised how much his core beliefs, values and experience coincided with mine.
These say a a lot about him and, I would like to think, about me too.
Thanks for the lessons Dad – even if I didn’t realise what I was learning at the time.