One of my most memorable moments of the 20th century is a father's promise and commitment to his daughter. My husband, Leonard, promised to knit a wedding gown for our daughter Sharon Ann.
On Aug. 17, 1985, Sharon and her attendants walked down the aisle in gowns knitted by her dad. After 14 years, this commitment has not faded from the memory of our family and friends. Out of the blue, someone will bring up the subject of the knitted wedding gowns.
This fall a friend of mine told me she is reminded of Lenny and the knitted gowns every time she moves, because she comes across the old Buffalo News story telling about a father's promise. She said she just can't throw that paper away.
My hope for the next century is that more parents keep the promises they make to their children. Promises kept is love, and love conquers all. It sure would make this world a better place.
THERESA M. DOLPH