My Father’s Wise Words


Both my children and my parents are October babies. My father who was born on this day passed away in 2002. Graciously he left behind a life time of sentiments to ponder. Most were eh..ahem…borrowed from other sources but still impactful none the less. Here are just a few of his pithy sayings:


-You have the seeds of greatness within you.

-I have three kids. One of each.

-I will pay for any college you can get into. (Little threat of Harvard tuition here)

-Life will hand you many daggers. You can take them by the handle or take them by the blade and be cut to shreds. 

-A boy chases a girl until she catches him.

-Birth control with your mother was easy. Whenever she laid an egg we didn’t want I stepped on it. 

-If some guy doesn’t like you, you don’t like him back twice as much.

-Don’t sweat the small stuff. 

-You, you, you, I’m in love with you, you, you. No one else can make me feel like you do. I’m in love with you, you, you.


Who can you tell today that they have the seeds of greatness within? How can you be an encouraging father? How did your father encourage you? #beingagreatdadmatters

1 thought on “My Father’s Wise Words”

  1. Of course I enjoyed this post with pictures of familiar faces.  I love all your family and miss your wonderful dad.   Love, Judy


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