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I just caught this acceptance speech from Steve Martin this past weekend. He received an Honorary Award at the 2013 Governors Awards. It’s a really funny and touching speech, you should watch it.

I’ve written about Steve Martin before, did you know his Dad, Glenn Martin was the Board President of the Newport Beach Association of REALTORS? It’s true. Steve grew up in Orange County, worked at Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm (my sister worked there too). He’s one of my all-time favorites (comedian, writer, and actor). Truly an original. He also wrote a really touching piece for the New Yorker about his last days with his father. You should go check that out too. He recently just became a father himself, at the age of 67. He has a little girl.

I lost my father, Gene, about 4 years ago, today would have been his 74th birthday. I remember that my father and I really liked the Steve Martin movie “The Jerk”. It was so silly and full of great one-liners. Anyone who has seen it and enjoyed it knows what I mean.

“Things are gonna start happening to me NOW!”

“He hates these cans! Stay away from the cans!”

“I found out what my special purpose was for!”

“Bring us some fresh wine, not this old stuff”

I remember these lines so well because my Dad and I would always find some circumstance to utter them in a funny situation we found ourselves in.

I’ll never stop missing him.

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