published Friday, December 21st, 2012

The Strip

THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry Courter has a 23-year-old son who graduated from college last year and an 19-year-old daughter who is a freshman in college.

Q: Dad, what's on your mind?

A: We are just a few days away from Christmas and you will be spending time with family. It seems to me it's a great opportunity to visit with some of the relatives you don't see a lot. Take full advantage and ask them about their pasts and their memories. It doesn't have to be a formal thing, and you'll probably learn and laugh a lot. I wish I had done more of that when I had the chance with the folks who are no longer with us.

— Barry Courter

about Barry Courter...

Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...

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