May Day is Lei Day and it is also my Father's Birthday in Japan. Today he is 106 years old and in my mind's eye is just as young, fun, happy, vibrant, witty and wise as he was when we cast bait to pretend to fish long ago in Florida from a boat that we built to fit in the back of our Edsel station wagon. I thank him every day of my life for being what he is. I love you, Dad. Happy Birthday!