Quotation by Calvin Trillin

What strikes me as odd now is how much my father managed to get across to me without those heart-to-hearts which I've read about fathers and sons having in the study or in the rowboat or in the car.... Somehow I understood completely how he expected me to behave, in small matters as well as large, even though I can't remember being given any lectures about it beyond the occasional, undramatic "You might as well be a mensch."
Calvin Trillin (20th century), U.S. writer. "Messages from My Father," The New Yorker (June 20, 1994).
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