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took the flowers and told him to take whatever he could find in a drawer beside his bed. My dad opened it up, and it was filled with change — a huge tip for a little kid in the 1940s! My dad has never been one to back down from a challenge. When he and my mom moved down to Flagler, Florida, a few years back, he immediately noticed that the water tower was conspicuously bare. So he took it upon himself to start a grassroots campaign to get the name painted proudly over its bare surface. All this, and he’d barely been there a month. He ended up meeting basically everyone in the whole town, including the chamber of commerce and the town council. He had license plates made up depicting the Flagler water tower, name and all. He ended up raising upwards of $5,000 and getting the town’s name on the water tower without costing the taxpayers a single dime. Oh, and did I mentioned he went back to college in his 50s for literature and is now the designated poet laureate of Flagler Beach? My dad is certainly an interesting guy. He’s extremely personable, with no shortage of enthusiasm for anything he sets his mind to. At 85, he’s still kicking around, and for that, I’m grateful. This Father’s Day, I’d like to thank him for consistently supporting

Dad even had dozens of clocks made, each one bearing the slogan. He would keep these clocks in the trunk of his car at all times, along with a hammer and a bunch of nails. Then he’d go around to local businesses, and say “Hey, I want to give you one of my clocks. It doesn’t have a phone number or address or anything; you can put it up anywhere.” More often than not, my dad’s winning personality won them over, and they let him come in, walk up a step stool, and hang the clock. I can attest to the fact that these clocks were everywhere — stationary stores and pizza joints, print shops and law firms. Needless to say, my dad became a little bit famous in my hometown. My dad likes to tell stories from his youth, when, according to him, he would do anything for a little extra change. During WWII, probably around age 12, he was a flower delivery boy. Oftentimes, he’d have to deliver flowers to the local hospital, but since he was only 12, they wouldn’t let him through the doors. They would offer to take the flowers the rest of the way, which was great — but it robbed my dad of that ever-important tip. One time, he got fed up and scoped out the situation. There was a trellis on one side of the building, with vines snaking up the white wood. My dad used the trellis like a ladder, climbing all the way up to the second story window, where he somehow managed to find the recipient’s room. Allegedly, the man was so impressed by my father’s gumption that he

My dad, beside being one of my main role models, has always been the quintessential salesman. When I was growing up, he sold insurance around Spring Valley, our small New York suburb. “Relieve the pressure, insure with Drescher,” was his slogan, and virtually everybody in town knew it. He put it on his stationery, his Yellow Pages ads, and even a few bumper stickers.

me and inspiring me throughout my life. – Ron Drescher

Published by The Newsletter Pro • www.newsletterpro.com When he and my mom moved down to Flagler, Florida, a few years back, he immediately noticed that the water tower was conspicuously bare. So he took it upon himself to start a grassroots campaign to get the name painted proudly over its bare surface. “

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