Dear Readers,

Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there!

Here’s to Ms dad, Andy. You’re the best.


From M to Andy via a multi page card/booklet made at school:


I’m also the proud daughter of Jerry Halberstadt who recently won the 2014 Gil Adrien Award for Outstanding Advocacy for his tireless efforts in Peabody, MA.

Sometimes rabble rousers win, which is really great. But winning is not the goal–making a difference in people’s lives is. So, as far as I’m concerned, he was a champion long before receiving this award. I congratulate him for his work, for making a difference, and for this well deserved honor.


An excerpt from the article below:

ILCNSCA presented the 2014 Gil Adrien Award for Outstanding Advocacy to Jerome Halberstadt of Peabody. The Adrien Award for Outstanding Advocacy, named in honor of ILCNSCA Founder Gil Adrien, is given to an individual with a disability on the North Shore or Cape Ann who, by his/her actions and accomplishments, has done the most to promote the ideals of the Independent Living Philosophy.

Jerome was recognized for his leadership and advocacy with the Stop Bullying Coalition, working on legislation to stop the bullying of elders and people with disabilities living in subsidized housing. He has worked collaboratively over the past two years with Senator Joan Lovely, Representative Leah Cole, Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants and has been given full support by the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann Inc. Currently the anti-bullying bill, Senate bill 604 is on extended deadline by the Joint Committee on Housing.

Here’s to dads that make a difference in  so many big and small ways!

It’s impossible to fit all this on a card or a quick post…so whatever this day means to you, I hope it’s beautiful and full of love, good memories, or both.

Love and peace,



5 thoughts on “Dadderday

  1. Mazel Tov to both dads!
    Andy, you are awesome (I’m not a nosy neighbor
    but can hear and tell what a great team you and Max are 🙂
    I do not know you Jerry, but I feel the utmost
    Gratitude and respect for the work that you’ve done, and am glad you’ve been
    Recognized for it!

    Go Dads!

  2. My most wonderful daughter, thank you. What matters to me is knowing that M has a great dad and a supurb mom and you are all doing such wonderful, important things together and in the world. Love XOXO

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