Reaction of father on daughter dating
The diabetes issue featured stamps from Oskar Minkowski (1858–1931), honored on a 1990 Transkei stamp highlighting a milestone in the conquest of diabetes.A Belgian stamp depicts insulin’s positive reaction to sugar and its molecular structure.“You should frame the stamp,” my father told me, “and give it to your student.” For most of the school year, Azan was in the children’s hospital where my father works. I wasn’t family, though, so I wasn’t allowed to see him. He used his staff ID to open the door to the area, and told me to hurry up. It accompanies the stamp he got me with Miep Gies—the woman who helped hide the Franks in Amsterdam.The stamp is a “First Day Issue” on an envelope signed by Gies.“You should frame them,” he told me, “and give them to Tony.” Perhaps my father is so cerebral because he’s a scientist and a researcher.
I wondered why he couldn’t have gotten me something more tangible I could play with, like Kermit’s guitar—I had asked for one for Hanukkah—for Kermit to hold when I’d have him sing “The Rainbow Connection” from which I saw four times the year it was released, in 1979. Being my father’s daughter, I’ve learned not to ask. When I was in college, I told my father I was interested in Peace Studies. The following summer I was living at home and bartending, and when I came home late one night from the bar, I saw several World Peace stamps from St.
The only other time I’ve seen him handle something so methodically is when he pulls sliced lox from its package on Saturday and Sunday mornings and places it carefully on his bagel, which he’s already prepared with cream cheese.
The best gift my mother ever gave him was a magnifying glass that sits by itself with a ledge where he can place his stamps to look at behind the glass without using his hands.
A 1987 stamp from Magyar, Hungary, shows the systemic and pulmonary circulations of the heart.
A Spanish stamp from 2011 honors the 500th birthday of Miguel Servet, the first European to describe the function of the pulmonary circulation.