What I find most remarkable about my father is how socially progressive he has been as long as I’ve known him. In the golden era of the macho male, he supported his sister’s love of human physiology and my mother in her own esteemed career. He has never once told me that I am intellectually incapable or socially inferior to anyone, much less a man, has always wished my brother to achieve above and beyond himself and looks forward with pride to the achievements of his granddaughters. Dad has always treated family as his most prized possessions, even and often putting us above his own needs. Another amazing thing about him is he would do it all over again, no questions asked, if that’s what is required. Such loyalty may be quaint, unheard of and even unrewarded now, but I believe it defines a man’s character.