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listenup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:38 PM
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My Daddy's words to live by
I don't know, I was young when he died, but maybe:

(paraphrasing) Don't buy a kite you can't fly.

I shoulda listened.


Any words of wisdom from Pop (or Dad, or Pa, the ole Man) ?
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:42 PM
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1. Once upon a time...
My wife and I were going through a tough time many years ago. My dad sent me an e-mail (we lived in Okinawa at the time) and it said:

Just know, it's easy to find many reasons to separate from someone. It's much harder to find just one reason to stay together, but that one reason will always be more powerful than a million piddly reasons to break up.

Seems kinda corny now, especially since my wife and I have such a wonderful marriage now, but at the time, it really stuck in my head.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:14 AM
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2. My Da didn't like my ex-wife at all...
...and almost didn't come to my wedding. So I can't begin to sympathize. However the wisdom is still valid and I think adding,listen to yer folks, helps too.
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Demonaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:18 AM
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5. I'll have you guts for garters,....wouldnt that make a mess down your leg?
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bubblesby2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:24 AM
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3. My Dad said "Don't join the navy. You hate taking
orders from me - what makes you thing you'll like taking orders from a stranger?" Made me stop and think and decode to go back to college instead of joining the navy. Thank God I listened.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:01 AM
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4. "As my pappy would say..." (Bret Maverick)
He who plays and runs away lives to play another day.
Hell hath no fury like a man who loses with four of a kind
No use crying over spilled milk, it could have been whiskey
Work is right for killing time, but it's a shaky way to make a living
Never hold a kicker and never draw to an inside straight.
Never play in a rigged game, unless you rig it yourself..
You can fool all of the people some ofthe time and some of the people all the time and those aren't bad odds!
You can tell more about a town by looking at its gambling emporium than any other building
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:50 AM
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6. My Dad wouldn't talk much
(Musta been something he picked up on Saipan.) Along the way, however, he dropped a few gems:

Cokes are better in the short bottles.

You don't make a living, you live on what you make.

It hardly ever hurts to shut up.


:loveya:
dbt
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bubblesby2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:30 AM
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7. It hardly ever hurts to shut up
That is going to be my motto from now on. If only I had learned that when I was a lot younger. Thanks
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Insider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:36 AM
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8. it is not a small world
it is one BIG family.

i still use that one. oh, no 'instructions' i guess.
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