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One of the nicest things my dad ever said about me

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Sep 15, 2020 - 7:47:27 PM
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55717 posts since 12/14/2005

(From some memories written by my mother, and published in the newsletter at the retirement community where they lived.)

Dad is Brent, Lucy is one of my many, many sisters
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APPRECIATION
Lucy gifted her dad and mother with tickets to Milwaukee's Performing Arts Center for a PDQ Bach concert.
There we sat, enjoying the comic antics of this popular musician. A happy, noisy audience appreciating a happy, noisy show.
Brent leaned into me and said, "Why did Lucy spend her money on this? It's the same stuff we get from Mike all the time!"
My Scots husband is long gone, but Mike is still entertaining with banjo, guitar,blue grass old-time favorites, and sometimes with his own compositions.
And still enjoying Dad's accolade.


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So, what are some of the nicest things YOUR parents ever said??

Sep 16, 2020 - 5:17:11 AM
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OM45GE

USA

100962 posts since 11/7/2007

My stepfather said I made an excellent bad example.

Sep 16, 2020 - 6:25:32 AM
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DC5

USA

13870 posts since 6/30/2015

My dad said "Get a job."

Sep 16, 2020 - 8:20:12 AM
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5787 posts since 9/5/2006

i over heard my dad bragging to some of his friends one day when we were hunting .. how good i could pick the banjo.... that made me swell up a little.....

Sep 17, 2020 - 10:54:11 AM
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55717 posts since 12/14/2005

I told my sibs that I had posted this where ahundred and nineteen THOUSAND of my banjo-picking buddies could see it.
One sister asked how many replies it got.
I told her 3., as of Sept 16

She snarked that 3 out of 119,000 isn't all THAT low a response!

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:12:09 AM
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figmo59

USA

31889 posts since 3/5/2008

Outa The billions n billions of seed I spread...in this World...

Your the one that..made it...!??




Dad was not real prone to givin out attaboys...

Bout time... ya did yer job right... :0/
Was high praise...from him...

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:16:06 AM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

1997 posts since 6/19/2014

I came home once with a 92% on a high school math exam. My father's reaction? "What happened to the other 8%?"

I'm still not over that one.

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:19:40 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

52799 posts since 10/5/2013

After one of my many wanderings I returned home one time. Pa was in the back yard garden and saw me coming from across the field. When I got near he didn’t even look up from his hoeing saying “I see the prodigal son has come home,”

Edited by - chuckv97 on 09/17/2020 11:20:47

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:33:31 AM

Owen

Canada

6489 posts since 6/5/2011

Lefty's post reminds me of one from my school days.  It was pretty much expected that all of us urchins would do okay in school.  In some class or other my "Easter" mark was in the low-to-mid 70s.  Ouch!!   However my dad was astute enough to ascertain the class average  [I don't remember exactly, but it was probably 10ish% lower] before offering: "Well, I guess that's pretty good."  In doing so he also taught me a worthwhile lesson..... without a basis for comparison a number doesn't mean a whole lot.   

My parents might have been somewhat like Figmo's dad..... you were expected to do your job .... not much "awesome" stuff happened.  Come to think of it, that's another lesson I learned... and appreciate quite often nowadays.

Sep 17, 2020 - 1:54:50 PM
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5787 posts since 9/5/2006

i did pitch a 1 hitter in jr high one day ,,,after i got home i called my dad and told him about it..... he said next time you start i will be there,,,,, well sure enough he showed up at my next start... i didn't make it past the 2nd inning ,, they beat me like a drum.... after the game i wen tout and said ,,pop i don't know what happened. he looked at me like dads do and said,,,, hey even catfish hunter has a bad day.

Sep 17, 2020 - 2:58:13 PM
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55717 posts since 12/14/2005


(Not to be confused with any OTHER hunter of catfish !)



"Be vewwy quiet! I am hunting catfish!"

-.E. Fudd-
 

Sep 17, 2020 - 3:26:22 PM

136 posts since 3/25/2016

Dad used to tell people, "He was at university and in graduate school for 12 years and [due to scholarships and later fellowships] it didn't cost me a dime."

Wasn't QUITE true, but it was sure nice that dear ol' Dad remembered it that way!

Sep 17, 2020 - 3:33:49 PM

Owen

Canada

6489 posts since 6/5/2011

I couldn't locate an appropriate (?) pic to illustrate ... but the "Catfish" I remember wore a cap with more curl to the peak/brim than this:

Arizona Cardinals Gear, Cardinals Jerseys, Store, AZ Cardinals Pro Shop,  Apparel | www.lids.ca

...dunno if it's paying homage or some other idiosyncrasy*, but to this day I only wear my ball caps with at least this ^^^ much.... public or private, makes no diff.

Edit:  ... like a wonky memory??

Edited by - Owen on 09/17/2020 15:44:10

Sep 17, 2020 - 3:57:34 PM
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5787 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

I couldn't locate an appropriate (?) pic to illustrate ... but the "Catfish" I remember wore a cap with more curl to the peak/brim than this:

Arizona Cardinals Gear, Cardinals Jerseys, Store, AZ Cardinals Pro Shop,  Apparel | www.lids.ca

...dunno if it's paying homage or some other idiosyncrasy*, but to this day I only wear my ball caps with at least this ^^^ much.... public or private, makes no diff.

Edit:  ... like a wonky memory??

 


the correct roll on a ball cap bill is a must for proper etiquette.... flat bills not accepted,, sideways nor  aiming at a 45 degree....  centered,,rolled,, down low for serious ,, pushed back for fun times. backwards is acceptable at fun speed.... but when you stop it must be returned at front and center.

catfish could get by with the flatter bill because he was such a great pitcher,,he got a pass

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 09/17/2020 16:00:25

Sep 17, 2020 - 4:21:12 PM
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Owen

Canada

6489 posts since 6/5/2011

...you mean backward... like this? 

Cap Backwards Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Obviously not everybody will agree, but to me, it announces loudly and clearly: "Look at me...I'm a [take yer pick]...clown/bozo/phoney/nincompoop."     devil

Sep 17, 2020 - 5:02:38 PM

5787 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

...you mean backward... like this? 

Cap Backwards Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Obviously not everybody will agree, but to me, it announces loudly and clearly: "Look at me...I'm a [take yer pick]...clown/bozo/phoney/nincompoop."     devil


only while racing to your tree stand on the 4 wheeler !!!!!

Sep 17, 2020 - 5:15:33 PM
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OM45GE

USA

100962 posts since 11/7/2007

“Bill, you make an excellent bad example.”

Sep 17, 2020 - 8:16:14 PM
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55717 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

...you mean backward... like this? 

Cap Backwards Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock

Obviously not everybody will agree, but to me, it announces loudly and clearly: "Look at me...I'm a [take yer pick]...clown/bozo/phoney/nincompoop."     devil


"Gee whiskers, that sun is brutal! If I could invent a cap with some kind of SUNSHADE on the front, I'd be a millionaire genius!!"

- Dick Hedd-

Sep 18, 2020 - 1:46:28 AM
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phb

Germany

2103 posts since 11/8/2010

I remember my mother saying "you are right" once before she died. My father is still alive so there is hope I will hear something equally nice from him some day...

Sep 18, 2020 - 12:31:01 PM
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Wyozark

USA

1036 posts since 12/2/2012

We had horses on our farm. One day we had several saddled up and friends had come over for a day of riding. I was probably eight years of age. I had started riding only that summer. My horse suddenly took off down the hill with me as fast as he could run. He tried to scrape me out of the saddle by going under a tree branch and then he jumped over a small creek; I held on.

I think I was crying not because I was injured; It was that I didn't know if he would ever stop and I was afraid I he would run off our farm and I wouldn't be able to find my way back. But he did stop at a fence. We turned around and I rode back up the hill sniffling. Dad took me out of the saddle. As I sat on the porch the other kids were all still having fun riding and I wanted to get back on. My mother was astonished. And a little later afterwards my Dad said, "I'm proud of you son for getting back on that horse."

It would be nice if every boy could hear that from his dad.

Sep 18, 2020 - 1:14:15 PM

201 posts since 9/21/2004

My dad said, you're sure not like your big brother, oh well...

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:24:50 PM
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1194 posts since 8/7/2017

My dad praised me twice: 1) after I made Eagle Scout, he said "that's something I could not do." 2) after college graduation, he wanted a hamburger, and I found a good hamburger restarant, he said "that was a great burger." Not bad for 80+ years of contact....

Sep 18, 2020 - 6:58:26 PM
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slammer

USA

2922 posts since 12/30/2008

I guess I’m very lucky as My Dad (and my Mother) praised me quite a bit!!! Granted , I had plenty of “moments” that were not praise worthy, but learned lessons the hard way and grew from it. I was taught right from wrong and good from bad and tried to instill the same lessons and values into my kids. Worked pretty damn good and wasn’t real hard either and they turned out pretty good too.
One of the best compliments I ever had was last week when my mother was injured , I went home to help my parents out and get some things in order for them. While I stayed at their home, they had some visitors checking in on my moms injuries.
There was a very nice couple ( good friends of my parents) that stopped by that I’ve never met before. When the woman came in and I introduced myself, she got all verklempt with tears and everything and told me she feels like she’s known me for a lifetime as my parents talk talk about me all the time and share pictures and stories of myself and my family!!! Granted, I’m an only child, but a proud moment none the less!!! Thanks Mom and Dad !!!
Slammer!!!

Sep 19, 2020 - 4:02:17 PM
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2159 posts since 2/10/2013

Here is a humurous story about what happened to my wife's uncle. As he went out the door, he said "I am going to get some bread". He went to NYC and became a very successful salesman. Years later, and unannounced, he walked into the house while his father, mother, and other family members were eating. Without looking up, his father said "Where is the bread ?".

Sep 22, 2020 - 12:59:23 PM

mander

USA

4402 posts since 10/7/2007

This nicest thing my father ever said about me to me, "You're just like your mother!"
The cruelest thing my father ever said about me to me, "You're just like your mother!"


What a difference tone can make.

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