things i have learned from my dad (thus far)


just a quick list of things i have learned from my dad thus far:

  • fishing is better than hunting because it doesn’t do much good to practice “catch and release” with an animal you have just shot.
  • if you work at it you can have an enjoyable conversation with most anybody.
  • outside of abuse and the complete disregard of the promises made within marriage divorce is NEVER an option, though murder might be. 🙂
  • you can fix every problem in the world with 4 things: a band-aid, a pocket knife, a pen, and a quarter (the new list changes the quarter to a cell phone or calling card)
  • you should never pay someone to do what you can do around your own home unless they do it much better – i.e. fix and build everything you can and you’ll have a sense of pride about it
  • you’re never to old to learn something new (i.e. picking up computers when you’re in your mid-40s and becoming an expert on them or learning and practicing moped repair when your in your mid-60s)
  • always call your mother
  • if your oldest son accidentally looses 4 anchors in one day you should NEVER EVER let him forget it. 🙂
  • if you are going to spend time grilling a good piece of meat then you should do so over charcoal.
  • shorts and suspenders may look awful but they work well (i may have learned this but i’m not practicing it).
  • treat everyone fairly.
  • despite the fact that there are some people who give the profession a bad name, being a sales person is an honorable profession.

there are many more things that i could post but that list will do for now. happy father’s day dad.


SIDE NOTE – my father’s day present from pam and the boys was an eye-fi card. woohoo!

3 Replies to “things i have learned from my dad (thus far)”

  1. You left off the one about taking your teenage sons to the mall while wearing shorts, suspenders, tall black socks and wingtip shoes.

    Love ya,


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