Happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, we asked our Spa Partisans to share their favorite Dad memories, moments, and jokes.
“Growing up, I lived in a different state than my Dad. One of the things I remember most about our relationship is speaking to him on the phone every week and writing letters to each other. To this very day, I still have shoeboxes full of his handwritten letters that he sent me. ” — Heather, 2nd Street District and South Lamar esthetician
“I’m grateful to say that I have many wonderful memories with my Dad! He has a heart of gold and has always been the voice of reason in my life. About 10 years ago, my family and I found out that he had cancer. We all took it very hard, but my Dad is a fighter and won his battle with cancer. I truly cannot imagine these past 10 years without him. My favorite memory of us is us dancing and laughing all night long at my wedding. The fact that he was there to walk me down the aisle at my wedding meant so much to me. He is my best friend and has shaped me into the woman I am today.” — Anya, 2nd Street District assistant manager
“My Dad and I have always had a special bond. He instilled a sense of work ethic in my siblings and I. Even though we’re all adults, he still loves to check in on us. Recently, he did an in-person checkup on me at our Hill Country Galleria spa. This wouldn’t be a big deal for many, but for my from-the-farm father, a spa day is something he has never experienced. I started him off with something small and booked a pedicure for him. When he arrived, he was wide-eyed and a little nervous, but once his cowboy boots came off, the fun really began. An hour later, he found himself with squeaky-clean toes and was already starting to inquire about future visits. I couldn’t believe it — I’d created a monster. Cowboy Steve is now a regular for his pedicures; however, none of his visits will ever be as much fun as the evening we got to share his first foot scrub.” — Kendall, Hill Country Galleria assistant manager
“There’s really only one word to describe my Dad: chill. He’s never been the overbearing, in-your-business type of dad. A lot of the time growing up was spent just hanging out, laughing with my family. One of my favorite things about my Dad is his goofy smile.” — Summer, Director of Operations