I remember my own dad as a strict, cruel, and selfish man as I grew up. Constantly reminding us that we would never please him simply because we weren't boys as he had wished. Fortunately, he mellowed some over the years.....well after I had married and had children of my own.
I suppose I should still thank him for making me strong (you had to be to survive), and teaching me everything from how to row a boat, to shooting a gun. So Happy Father's Day Dad.