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The Postscript: The agate polisher

 


I don’t think it’s my imagination that Father’s Day seems like a last-minute add-on.

“Oh! We have Mother’s Day. We probably should do something for fathers … ”

On Mother’s Day, a bouquet of flowers or brunch seems to do nicely every year. There isn’t an equivalent gesture for Father’s Day. The gift suggestions now being advertised all seem a little desperate. A watch? A wallet? A gas grill? A “whiskey set?”

Since my dad’s watch and wallet are with him 90 percent of his waking life, I’m thinking he’d rather choose his own. A gas grill seems a bit much. (Mom...



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