While reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda I came across the phrase: Baba anand (Bliss to you dear one). Baba is dear one in Sanskrit/Hindi, an honorific, used widely in Northern India for Grandfather, wise older male or Saint. Fitting that Lake volunteered the nickname Baba for my father. They are quite a pair. Baba is Lake’s dearest friend, also his Grandfather, wise older male, and quite possibly a saint.
Lake has been known to climb up into Baba’s lap and say, completely unsolicited, “Happy Baby,” and seal it with a kiss. Baba: dear one, for sure! Happy Father’s Day Weekend, Baba/Dad! We love you!