Today’s story is about Scott Newman, son of Paul Newman, garnered from public sources.
“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” –Democritus
Paul Newman and his son Scott Newman
Paul Newman is remembered for much. Star of the screen. Stunning good looks. A 50-year marriage. “Newman’s Own” foods.
Scott, Paul’s only son, dwelt in the darkness of his father’s shadow. Joanne Woodward, Paul’s second wife and Scott’s stepmom, commented, “When the kids go anywhere with him, they can be pushed aside by fans, as if they don’t count, as if they’re nothing in themselves.”
A friend observed, “He was always competing with his father’s image.” READ MORE
Alton ‘Red’ LeHew with his son, Calvin. The year? Long ago.
My dad’s parents worked into the night. Money was tight. The elementary school was without plumbing.
His dad, Alton ‘Red’ LeHew, only finished third grade. His mom, Leola, made it through sixth. They both died of cancer when he was a kid.
From humble beginnings, today’s Savvy Dad guest rose to the top. He worked for Presidents Nixon, Kennedy and Johnson. One of his youthful goals was to make his first million by age 35. He did it at 33.
What advice meant the most?
Words from his dad…mahogany desk.
Meet pilot, author and real estate developer, Calvin LeHew. READ MORE
Today’s story is from Lisa Henson, daughter of Jim Henson of Muppet fame.
He “fathered” thousands…but never met most. Jim Henson fathered The Muppets. Creatures of felt. He brought us Sesame Street, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, so much more.
Jim Henson taught us that learning is cool.
Counting to ten could be fun.
Lisa Henson with her father Jim Henson*
But what was it like to be a real Henson kid? “We were always doing extraordinary things,” says Lisa, now 53 (the same age as Jim when he died). Making it fun was how the Henson kids learned that learning is cool.
“Dad (and Mom) were always up for play,” says Brian, 50. Games and more games. And felt puppets—of course.
Jim taught his kids through engagement and fun, lessons of felt. Brian, a technical whiz, Dad taught puppet building. Lisa showed a knack for editing. “From age 12, I read and gave feedback on his scripts… ” READ MORE