happy fathers day to my dad!!! I miss him…
For me, I owe so much to my dad. Although, he was a hard man, he taught me values to live by in life, never steal, lie, cheat, pay your bills, if you can’t pay for it don’t buy it and that no one was better than me and I know better than others.
He was one of the hardest workers and smartest men I have ever known. Although he only had a 6th grade education he needed no calculator; in fact he could figure faster in his head or with a pencil than my mother could with the calculator.
My dad left home at the age of 13 and hoboed to Oregan, with a fellow friend, and got a job at a mill. When the war broke out he hobed back to Tupelo, Mississippi and got his papa to lie about his age and joined the Navy. I can not imagine one of my boys joining the service when they were barely 17.
The one thing that I do regret not doing when my dad was still alive was putting all his stories on paper. He lived a life that only few could imagine and he had the opportunity ONCE to make LOTS of money, but he told the gentleman he was going to pass because that was just to much money. He had only wanted to make a good living for his family and felt he had done that. I always admired him for that.
My dad and my mom were amazing together and I am so fortunate to have had them as parents. I not one time ever heard them argue or fight. They lived by the rules that those things were never done in front of children but behind closed doors. They worked together and played together their whole lives.
One day we will all be together again!!!!!!