Father’s Day

Jun 19, 2016 | Lifestyle

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Father’s Day serves as more than just another day on the calendar. All credit and honor this weekend, as on every day of the year, goes to our fathers, and all those fortunate enough to have father figures in their lives.

This is your day, and we honor all that you do. Follow along as we share stories of some of our fathers and sons, and be sure to tag your own stories today using #BevelDads.

Denny Moe Jr. reflects on his father, Dennis De-Shawn Mitchell Sr.

Bevel Code: What’s your Father’s full name?

Dennis De-Shawn Mitchell Sr.

BC: What brought him to the city you live in now?

Following his passion of barbering.

BC: What did he do when you were a kid?

When I was a kid he was a barber.

BC: How has he sacrificed for you?

He’s sacrificed a lot. He traded long days and hours to make sure I had food on the table, clothes on my back and a roof over my head.

BC: What does being a father mean to you?

Being a father means you’re your child’s first friend and mentor. It means no matter what, you’ll do whatever it takes to make sure the well being of your seed is always exceeded.

BC: What are the best 3 memories you can share that the two of you had?

As a child we went to the beach, and I was scared of going too deep. He put me on a donut, pushed me way out, then swam away and left me alone to float back to land. I was scared big time. But looking back, the lesson was really just to face your fears and your fears will disappear. Another memory I have with my dad was going to my Grandfather’s house years ago. My Dad and I had on matching outfits and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. And going away to college! I’ve never seen my Dad cry before, and when I left he shed a few tears at the airport and really showed me how much he cared.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”64968″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”64969″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”64970″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]BC: What is the best gift your father has given you?

Best gift my father has given me is life. He’s given me a chance to find myself and become who I am today.

BC: What does being a son mean to you?

Being a son means that you are a seed planted very deep into soil, and no matter what storms we go through, our roots (knowledge) will always continue to grow. Our foundation will thicken, and the older we get the more we can stand out and represent our upbringing.

BC: What grooming lessons did you learn from your father?

He taught me how to cut hair, but he always told me to look the part no matter what. He let me go through all my hair phases when I was younger, so I got it out my system when I was older [laughs].[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”64971″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”64972″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Dennis De-Shawn Mitchell Sr talks about his son, Denny Moe Jr.

BC: What does being a father mean to you?

It means the world to me. I was able to see my kids graduate from High School, then from college, and also be there when they had their kids. Now, I’m watching the Grandchildren grow up! If I had a chance to do it all over again I’d do it the same way. I was young, but still responsible. I have four kids now, and I love them all the same. And trust me they love their Daddy.

BC: What dreams do you have for your sons?

That they grow up to be productive members of society and understand that the American dream is the lowest level and to strive beyond that.

BC: What’s your favorite gift your son has given you?

The best gift my son has given me is showing me a love I never knew even existed…Read more at bevelcode.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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