Last night we were looking for a Shakespeare sonnet at dinner, so I pulled down The Globe Illustrated Shakespeare: The Complete Works, Annotated from the shelf and opened it to discover this inscription
“To my darling Deedee, Xmas ’87. The greatest author in the English language! From the greatest Dad.”
I’m Deedee, my dad has been dead for a decade now, and this still makes me laugh out loud. He’s captured perfectly.