My Dad was the last of the craftsman - while other's added workers to take on bigger jobs, Dad remained a "business" unto himself, painting homes and hanging wallpaper to the best of his decades of experience.

Many times I would be invited to the garage where he would have me guess which paint swatch or cabinet finish was the original and which was the one he just created.

Other times, he'd take me to the site and show the final outcome of an extra tough wallpaper job. The excellent work didn't surprise me, but what he did before he smoothed on the last section, did - he signed and dated the wall.

"I always sign my work," he said and then added, "Can you sign the end of your day?"
I'll never forget the message or the man.
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