My dad was a great public speaker. Fearless in front of a crowd, entertaining, and persuasive.
My brothers and I are all pretty good public speakers, too, though none of us are as good as Dad was, and I'm the only one who actually enjoys public speaking.
Tonight, at Abbey's 8th grade graduation, it was abundantly clear that she is following in her grandfather's (or Mepa, as she calls him) footsteps.
She gave one of the speeches, and did a fantastic job. And she wrote the speech herself.
Seriously. She was good. When I get to a place with better internet, I'll post the video.
She did my dad -- and all of us -- very proud.