I have felt the presence of both my parents, especially my father, who predicted that my son, who was struggling for much of his young life, would be OK and would make something of himself and do us all proud. Indeed he did, graduating third in his class in mechanical engineering from a well-known university. He worked 15 years for one of the major American auto companies, in the end designing race cars. Dad knew his "customers." I often look at his picture and thank him for his faith and confidence in his grandson.