My Dad died at a very young age and on Father's Day I always remember him for his advise
What one piece of advise did you Dad tell you that you remember to this day and pass on to your son when he becomes a Dad
mine was "Always respect your Mother and never do anything that would embarrass her..and if you do something that embarasses her, move at least 500 miles away, so you are close enough if she needs you, but far enough away so she won't kill you !!!
for my fellow cruisemate Fathers and Grandfathers, hope you have a great Father's Day !!!
I don't remember any advice either, but my dad was always a decent, loving, caring person, with a good work ethic, and honest and fair. He died in 1983 at the age of 53. I'm sorry my kids never had a chance to know their grandfather.
My husband has always passed on this advice to my son though, "respect your mother and all women!"
I am a product of two wonderful parents who taught me well by example and by advice. The major pieces of advice that my father taught me were:
1. There is no such thing as menial labor.
2. You never know everything so don't stop learning.
3. Admit your mistakes and learn from them.
4. Never allow anyone to insult you or your family.
5. It takes a greater man to walk away from a fight than to start one. But if they follow you.........
6. Know what you do well and what you don't do well.
7. Judge someone on their actions and what they say, not what they are, or where they come from.
8. If you don't have something to do at your job find something to do, even if it's cleaning the toilets.) ( I did it plus a bunch of other things and it was a key to success.)
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"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me
Were many but I always remember an old cliche' he used to say that you have to remember a lie but not the truth. He absolutely could not stand to be around someone who would tell a lie. That and he really stressed having integrity if I had nothing else.
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My Dad had a tie clasp he would wear to work with these initials on it YCDBSOYA and I'll never forget what it meant.
Ass(can I say that?)
And thankfully my father is still living.
PS Mehawk, I sense some pain there and I pray for healing for you. From what I have gleaned from these boards, someone had a very positive influence on your life, because you certainly seem to be a terrific guy.
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