Brag About Your Dad!

Did your father have words of wisdom that helped you in your life?  Did he have any customs or traditions that were especially meaningful to you?  What was the one thing your Dad did that meant the most to you and why?  Share it here, so we can learn from the collective wisdom of all of our fathers.

I look forward to reading and responding to your posts!

5 thoughts on “Brag About Your Dad!

  1. “Ya gotta have a Plan B”.
    My Dad also had a tough Depression era childhood. Based on his experience of “Plan A” not always coming to fruition, he wanted to make sure that his kids became strategists, who anticipated and weighed the full menu of opportunities.

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  2. My father Ernesto died in 1995. He did have a particular custom that is still especially meaningful to me: he used to fix, build, plant, have tools and spare parts in every place he stayed. He planted some lilac sprouts in my garden in Los Altos during his last visit (he lived in Italy). I forgot all about them. Then, last year during a particularly stressful moment, I heard a voice in my head: “Go out and smell the roses.” I obeyed and, on my way to the rose bed, I bumped into an incredibly fragrant lilac blossom on the branch of what had now become a tall lilac tree. It was the first blossom it had produced and I smelled, in its sweet fragrance, the soothing presence of my father’s spirit.

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    • Nelly, thank you for this touching story about your father’s lilac blossom. I’m sorry it took me so long to respond. I’m just getting used to blogging and didn’t know how find and approve posts. So, glad I came across your message today because “Papa’s Pearls” has bloomed. It’s available on – I’m so excited! 🙂

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