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Old 08-05-2008, 11:37 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
there's no atheists in foxholes.

your family is all you really have.

you can never have enough bass.

i'm my father's son (initially daddy's boy), so act like it.

26 + 6 = 1

keep your eye on the skyline, your nose in the wind, and watch your top knot.

my dad still ends every phone conversation with that last line.
explain please
26 + 6 = 1

Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:59 PM   #12
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Took me many years to realize that the indian and the buffalo were the two sides of the nickel, and that his point was that without heads, you can't have tails, without up, there is no down, in--out, yang--yin.........you get the idea.

Be Yourself ! ..... Everyone else is taken !
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:17 PM   #13
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Wow, you guys had some real "Leave it to Beaver" upbringing.

I grew up in the old Villard region of Milwaukee. But you know, I'm not sure my Dad understood that kids believe everything.

My Dad would always say something like, "Never kick a man when he's down, a bullet is more reliable."
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:34 PM   #14
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Dad always told me to work hard for what I wanted, and if anybody tried to give you something, watch your back....
"You wouldn't know a diamond if you held it in your hand. The things you think are precious I can't understand" STEELY DAN.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:15 PM   #15
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Dad taught me the importance of my family.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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OMG, zillions of things!

Whenever I went out on a date, to a party, to a dance, my father would say, "Have fun. I expect you to conduct yourself with decorum". I knew what he meant.

Whenever anyone said something like "Hand me the tongs", he'd say, "The what?", to get the word "tongs" repeated. Then he'd say, "You're welcome". This also applied to the words "tanks", "thongs" and others, and I fell for it EVERY TIME until I was in my mid-20's. Now I do it to everyone, and cackle stupidly like Dad still does.

Oh, and he was a big fan of "Pull my finger"

Dad's 77 and, knock on wood, in excellent health! He's a peach!

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Old 08-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #17
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Two things I will never forget
"I don't care if you have a nickle or a million dollars, tell every one your broke because if the wrong person finds out what you have they will try and get it from you.
" Whether your married or have a boyfriend always have the bank account he knows about and a secret bank account he doesn't know about so if things get bad you have bus money to get out of town" that one always makes me laugh but there is some truth in that. He grew up during the depression he passed on in 1996.
"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it." - Julia Child
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #18
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Here's what my dad REALLY taught me:

Everyone has faults...

Everyone has good qualities...sometimes you just have to look for them...

Who are we to condemn another just because he is not like us?

My dad is the best man I ever knew...and everyone who ever knew him says the same thing.
We get by with a little help from our friends
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:05 PM   #19
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my pop taught me to always tell the truth. he taught me to listen well and then make a decision. he taught me what love really means (he was my step father. i was seven when we met. he was truly my pop and really wanted the very best for my sister and i.

he taught me a sense of duty, never left my mothers sick bed.

i miss him a lot. we would talk about books and government . and history. he loved nature , birds, gardening and restoring his property back to 100 years before he bought.

he was a quiet man , but you always knew he had your back. i miss him.

"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:37 PM   #20
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My dad taught me the names of various butterflies and native-to-Utah plants and birds.

He taught me how to plant a garden and the importance of it.

He taught me that I was worth something.

He taught me how to learn and discover.

He taught me how to teach--and I became a school teacher like him.

He taught me to always put God first.

He taught me how to treat my husband.

He taught me to stand up for what I believe no matter what anyone else said or did.

He taught me that spiders aren't really that scary.

He taught me how to be frugal.

My dad is awesome and most of his teaching was done by example. Thanks for starting this thread!


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