Texas . . .
Gee...are you part of the "father knows best" cast??
Just kidding....don't mean to deride the seriousness of the tone here my friend, but that was just to wide-open for a fool like me.
I understand fathers - having been one for 30 some years a n d not having ever know my own, nor any other until about 30 years ago when my mother married him who I think of as my Dad.
I hope, to my kids, I have first and foremost been a Dad, then a Father and mentor, and in some why instilled in them the people they've turned out to be --- but with my luck,, it all comes from my wife's side and I just tagged along for the ride!!!
It's wonderful you've gained so much from your own father, my friend, and that you know it. Many never do and never will know that kind of pleasure and love....