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Old 06-08-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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On this fathers day I want to know what little thing did your dad tell or teach you that has helped you be a better person for it.
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Mine I think was Hard work. Never shy away from a good day of hard work. Just because you have a college degree on the wall doesn't mean you can loaf. Work hard and you will have everything you ever wanted in life.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:39 AM   #2
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Definitely hard work, and regular service on vehicles and equipment really pays off and saves money.
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if you ever get to thinking the world owes you a living, you will be waiting a very long time to collect
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"Follow the directions. Use the right tool for the job. Always tell the truth, that way you never have to worry about keeping your story straight. You can watch a thief, you can't watch a liar." There were many more, these were a few that stood out.
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Many things, but the one I remember most is:

"You will always know in your heart what God wants you to do. Obey His will, regardless of the consequences."
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Never trust a guy who doesn't drive a tractor.

Wait, was it- Never trust a guy to drive your tractor.

Ennnh- something like that.
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Fortunately, at a young age I figured out the way my father treated me wasn't my fault, instead he was a mean drunk. He became my role model in reverse. I will say he helped me learn how to deal with bad situations.
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Dad did make a few errors like everyone else. He once told me if my hand fit a hoe like it fit a rifle I would do well. Well Dad passed long ago. I have never owned a hoe. I do own a room full of rifles. Life has been kind Dad.
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"keep your nose on the grindstone and everything will turn out okay" was his work ethic talk.
The other two were the ONLY 2 letters he ever wrote to me when I was in the US Army and stationed over in S. Korea in 1966.
1) "keep your pe**er in your pants and everything will turn out okay"
2) "always remember, a stiff pe**er has NO conscience"

He was CORRECT on all three. I miss good old dad. he's been gone since 1980 now.
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My parents really didn't "teach" me a dang thing,,,
I was supposed to just "automatically" get things right.

When I did it was their fault,,,
When I didn't it was because I was stupid.

Mom and Pop were good, hard working, depression era people,,,
But they had absolutely no clue as to how to parent us.

There was always a roof over my head, food on the table, and clothes on my back,,,
But for anything else I had to rely on outside influences like teachers.

I've often joked I was raised under the principles of "Benign Neglect".

The USAF was where I learned some self-discipline and a work ethic,,,
I shudder to think where my life would have gone without that positive environment.

I loved Mom and Pop,,,
And they loved me and my siblings.

It's just for the most part,,,
They had no clue how or desire to parent or mentor us.

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