Hey Kids it’s dad and for today’s TommyLog want to tell you about a wonderful message I received yesterday from a high school friend. This message came to me before I woke up and was right there as I checked my morning email. I just hit the moon when I read these words.
A little backstory is needed. Back in the 60’s and 70’s my father owned a liquor store called CLIFFORD’s liquors. My buddy Bob just became head manager at a liquor store not far away from where my dad had his store. Okay here’s the message.
“Hi Tom- quick story I wanted to share… Had the opportunity to become store manager of Century Wine & Liquor, a job I’ve been in less than a month and absolutely love. The best part is the team I am working with and learning from. One gentleman is a real character- Frank Cesolani… In his late 70’s, he is in every morning by 7:15 and we have already fallen into a groove of having coffee in my office first thing while I check morning email and he tells me stories about his early years in the industry when he did deliveries for a distributor before he worked for Sherwood Deutsch at Century. Yesterday he was rattling through how this or that store owner in the day were real jerks (though his language is more colorful) and then suddenly says “but just up the road from here was Tommy Clifford, now there’s a beautiful guy who showed everyone respect” obviously a family trait… Hope all is going well. …”
“…now there’s a beautiful guy who showed everyone respect.” Thank you Dad for this wonderful example. Just think after 40 years he still remembers. What an amazing legacy! Goes to show you that everyone is watching and you never know who you will touch! Thank you Bob for this message!
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