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    Senior Member bigears's Avatar
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    Thoughts on Father's Day

    • 'Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness." -- Aeschylus

    • "I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week."
    -- Mario Cuomo

    • "I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."
    -- Mario Cuomo

    • "A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma."
    -- Marlene Dietrich

    • "Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
    -- Exodus 20:12

    • "My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.' "
    -- Jim Fox

    • "The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat."
    -- Robert Frost

    • "You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular."
    -- Robert Frost

    • "A father is a banker provided by nature."
    -- French Proverb

    • "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."
    -- Sigmund Freud

    • "Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad."
    -- Anne Geddes

    • "Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers - and fathering is a very important stage in their development."
    -- David M. Gottesman

    • "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
    -- George Herbert

    • "My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it."
    --Natasha Josefowitz

    • "The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan."
    -- Garrison Keillor

    • "My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
    -- Clarence Budington Kelland

    • "When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'""
    -- Jerry Lewis

    • "My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it."
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    • "Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards."
    -- Robert Orben

    • "People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad."
    -- Carroll O'Connor

    • "A wise son maketh a glad father."
    -- Proverbs 10:1

    "Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."
    -- Ruth E. Renkel

    • "An angry father is most cruel towards himself."
    -- Publilius Syrus

    • "It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."
    -- Margaret Truman

    • "A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season".
    -- Unknown

    • "A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be."
    -- Unknown

    • "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."
    -- Charles Wadsworth

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    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”—Mark Twain

    Lost mine just recently, how careless is that

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    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    Wishing all you dads on the forum a very


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    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    I bought a new computer by having auctioned:

    neck ties,
    bottles of fragrance,
    shaving gels and foams,
    combs (wooden/metal/plastic),
    funny photo's from my childhood,

    Raymond - grandfather

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    Senior Member Styxx's Avatar
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    West Seneca, NY

    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    Happy Father's day, dads!

    The most useful advice my father gave me is, "You can't argue with stupidity but ignorance is worth the argument."

    My dad taught four boys how not to live their lives.

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    South of the Ohio River

    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    What Makes a Dad

    God took the strength of a mountain,
    The majesty of a tree,
    The warmth of a summer sun,
    The calm of a quiet sea,
    The generous soul of nature,
    The comforting arm of night,
    The wisdom of the ages,
    The power of the eagle's flight,
    The joy of a morning in spring,
    The faith of a mustard seed,
    The patience of eternity,
    The depth of a family need,
    Then God combined these qualities,
    When there was nothing more to add,
    He knew His masterpiece was complete,
    And so,

    He called it ... Dad

    - Author Unknown

    Happy Father's Day!
    Dayton, Kentucky
    Personally, I'm waiting for caller IQ.

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    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    One of my daughters made me really proud this weekend. In the card they got her to make at school she wrote, "My dad is the graitest because he never braycks his promises."
    I'm fairly proud that she thinks that of me, but even more chuffed that, at four, that was what was important to her, while most of her friends probably wrote, 'because he bought my PSP,' or 'because he can run really fast.' Made me feel I'd done something right after all.

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    Chandler, Arizona

    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    My kids each made me a book. Much better than those stinkin' ties!


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    Re: Thoughts on Father's Day

    I love Pingu's story.

    On a lighter note, I have three daughters aged 17, 15 and 12. My wife is 43. ABout 7 years ago, my hairdresser said to me,

    "Let's see: by the time your oldest daughter leaves puberty, your youngest one will be entering puberty. By the time she leaves puberty, your wife will be entering menopause. Boy I wouldn't want to be in your house for the next 15 years!"

    So far so good. But fairly accurate predictions nonetheless.

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