When I was growing up watching TV in the 1950s and the 1960s, it was a golden era for TV dads. All the heroes on TV at that time were either daddies or cowboys or both, like Ben Cartwright on “Bonanza,” the wonderful father of Adam, Hoss and Little Joe.
I had two heroes that to my knowledge never rode a horse or shot an outlaw. And instead of carrying bats, they toted briefcases.
Bill Haltom is a father, husband, lawyer and award-winning writer. He is the author of nine books and has been a newspaper and magazine humor columnist for over 25 years. He has served as chair of the editorial boards for four magazines, including the ABA Journal, the flagship publication of the American Bar Association. A popular speaker, Bill has delivered commencement addresses and has been the featured speaker at conventions, banquets and leadership seminars. Bill lives and writes In Memphis and Monteagle, Tennessee.