The first thing I do in the back yard is look for Orion. Orion is the first constellation my father pointed out to me, the only constellation I can find in the night sky other than the Big and Little Dippers (and everyone can find those).
Dad did not point the constellation out to me until I was in my 30s (strange as that may seem). He showed me how to find Orion’s belt, and from there it became easy to find the star Betelgeuse, which he pronounced like Beetlejuice, and I thought that was cool since I really dug the movie of the same name starring Michael Keaton.
Henceforth, whenever I look at Orion, I think of my father.