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Post  boffer on 6/21/2015, 11:11 am

In honor of Father's Day, is there a favorite quote you remember your dad saying?  Or, maybe still does?

When I was a kid, anytime I was using a shovel, my dad would always say, 'If you keep digging far enough, you'll end up in China!'  

I don't know why I remember that,  but every time, he'd think it was funny, and I'd just roll my eyes.  I don't use a shovel much anymore, but when I do, I always think of him.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/21/2015, 11:25 am

"Don't do anything half-a**ed.  Do it whole-a**ed and go all the way!"

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Post  Cajun Cappy on 6/21/2015, 11:45 am

Got a call from one of da kids who reminded me step fathers are great cause they step up when real fathers step down.  Made me feel good since he was my step son. Smile
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Post  sanderson on 6/21/2015, 1:09 pm

Daddy became my stepfather shortly after my Swedish father died when I was 6 months old.  He called me Ginsberg (or Snooks) for the longest time, to the point that the matriarch Aunt of his family recorded my name as Ginsberg!

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Post  yolos on 6/21/2015, 5:31 pm

@boffer wrote:
When I was a kid, anytime I was using a shovel, my dad would always say, 'If you keep digging far enough, you'll end up in China!'  

My dad would always say if you don't go to college you will end up a ditch digger.  But if you do end up a ditch digger, at least make the sides of the ditch nice and straight.
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Post  walshevak on 6/22/2015, 5:28 pm

I can remember my dad claim to be "so hungry I could eat a scabby headed kid".  


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Post  Cajun Cappy on 6/22/2015, 5:40 pm

Daddy usta say "I am hungry enough to eat the south end outa a north bound mule"
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Post  Dadoo on 6/23/2015, 2:59 am

My father used to say: "Take your time but hurry up!"
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Post  Dadoo on 6/23/2015, 3:05 am

Another inspirational 'Bon Mot' from my dad: "I expect you to think like a 'budding' genius, not act like a 'blooming' idiot." 
I try not to let the metaphor get lost with me as I age.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/23/2015, 7:31 am

@Dadoo wrote:Another inspirational 'Bon Mot' from my dad: "I expect you to think like a 'budding' genius, not act like a 'blooming' idiot." 
I try not to let the metaphor get lost with me as I age.

Yes, indeed!  Always good to follow this one!  Razz
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Post  Cherbear on 6/23/2015, 8:32 am

My father never quipped. When he did it was all in French.
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Never volunteer.
(from his army days.)
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