“The finest man I’ll ever know.” Those six simple words written by Dr. Seuss in 1956, summed up a lifetime
of companionship with his father, a lifetime of mentoring, and the acknowledgement that much of Dr. Seuss’s
lifetime success could be attributed to his father, Theodor Robert Geisel.
Dr. Seuss, who carried his father’s name Ted, continually referred to the lessons and experiences
with his dad as some of the most formidable in defining not only what would become his life’s work, but also in
creating the moniker "Dr. Seuss" that would thrust him into literary immortality.