A Carlsbad Fathers’ Day Rememberance

by The Editors on June 21, 2009

Former political speech writer Margaret A. Bengs remembers her father; a man who was a physician in Carlsbad for more than four decades, in a Fathers’ Day story in The Sacramento Bee.

Five years ago, when Dad could still walk without help, he took us up to the Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside. He led us to a row of cross-shaped headstones jutting up in a lush garden with a view of rolling hills out to the sea where a gold ray of sunshine trembled through the white mist. . . Standing tall beside each headstone, he gave us a commentary on each of the Benedictine monks buried there, whom he had treated during his four decades as a Carlsbad physician. . . .Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Your light will always guide my way.

We send our best Fathers’ Day wishes to all the dads who are doing their best for their children.

[Link: The Sacramento Bee]

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