I am reading Clint Hill‘s wonderful new best-seller, Five Presidents (Gallery, 2016), in which he details his seventeen years experience in the U.S. Secret Service, when he served under Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.
Hill, you may recall, wrote two other best-sellers, Mrs. Kennedy and Me (Gallery, 2012), and Five Days in November (Atria, 2013). He was the agent who ran and jumped on the back of the limousine to shield Jackie, seconds after her husband, JFK, was fatally wounded in Dealey Plaza in Dallas.
Since this is Father’s Day, I wanted to share what his father, Chris, told him about how to live:
“Always be respectful of others, no matter who they are; live within your means and save for the future; strive to do the best job at whatever you do; and never, ever be late.” (p. 7).
Later, Hill tells a story about what happened when he came home eight minutes late from his father’s self-imposed curfew. It was not pleasant.
I think this is pretty good advice. How about you?