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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

My Uncles  have a favorite quote about Father's Day -  its from Mark Twain.  They were three boys growing up in the rural West Virginia with a very strict, tough father.

Mark Twain said:  " When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be 21,  I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."

  My own favorite quotes about Dad's day  changes with time.  Currently I'm reading Jim Valvano and my favorite quote is :  My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.  Jim Valvano.
   What's your favorite Father's Day quote?  

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Dr.BOB said...

My favorite one is
like father like son
My boys are grown and I see myself in them.

They are all perfectionist, all hardworkers and all come home for most holidays.

Anonymous said...

It is what it is
was my Dad's favorite saying, I never hear this without thinking of him.
Paul J.

Anonymous said...

My Mom told me this, and now as a father - I grew up without one -
I remember it daily.
'The greatest gift a man can give his children is to love their Mom 100%'
Don't know if this was borrow or it was family lore.
Its stuck with me. 3 great kids
all in college, two married.
Thomas Colin

Anonymous said...

Favorite quote from my Dad
Sperm doesn't make a Dad.