Yanni: My parents invested alot of time in their kids. One of his most important gifts to the family was an appreciation of nature and of doing things outside. In the winter he would come home tired from the bank, but instead of taking the traditional afternoon nap we would walk, maybe three miles a day. He'd introduce us to the flowers and the trees and tell us all a story about an animal; we'd discuss the weather and the clouds. We would discuss what were thunderstorms, where they come from, and how did they work. If there was any way to feed us outside instead of on a table indoors, my parents would do that. Sometimes they would even rent a rowboat, and take us out on the bay, and we would eat there.