As an undergraduate I was part of an honors program called Dean’s Scholars. I have a T-shirt from a Dean’s Scholars reunion several years ago that my wife doesn’t appreciate as much as I do. She thinks I shouldn’t wear it just because it has started to deteriorate.
She surprised me today with a new Dean’s Scholars T-shirt as a Father’s Day present. She told me that when she asked to buy a T-shirt, the honors program insisted on giving it too her. They also included a handwritten card wishing me a happy Father’s Day.
I was especially impressed with the card. That wasn’t scripted; I don’t imagine they get that many calls like my wife’s. It was just someone being thoughtful. That made a bigger impression on me than all glossy publications I’ve gotten since I graduated.