Editor’s note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 20-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, what is the best Valentine’s Day gift you ever gave mom?
A: Let’s see, I could be sweet and say you. I could be funny and say me. Or, I could be truthful and say one of my many flaws is that gift giving is not a strength. I’m not a cash-in-a-card guy, but I’m no diamond-necklace type either. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.
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 ...