I’m thinking about my dad Minor H. Slingsby today on Father’s Day. He died in 1990 at age 80 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is linked to pesticide exposure. He was a farmer.
My dad had a great influence on my life. It was important to him to be a good consumer, making every dollar count. I got my interest in consumerism from him. He also liked to read the newspaper, and would read aloud parts of articles to us. Then he’d laugh heartily. I became a consumer journalist due to his influences. Here’s a tribute I wrote to my father.
The photo is of my dad, my two sisters, and me. I’m the youngest daughter, the one he’s holding.
I hope you have a great Father’s Day. If you’re lucky and live close to your dad so that you can celebrate together, best wishes for a good visit. If you’re like me and your dad has passed away, enjoy your memories.