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My Father's Words

Sunday, September 08, 2013

My father died over 15 years ago, but his words live on in my heart and mind.
The other day I was driving down the highway to get to work on time, and I heard those words:
"Remember, Jackie, driving above the speed limit will not save you any time. If you get pulled over by a policeman, it will take a good 15 minutes. Longer, if they are not in a good mood. Always drive the speed limit or less."
Yes, I slowed down, and I smiled at the wisdom of my Dad.
What are you saying to the people around you that they will remember when you are gone?

An old photo of my Dad Bill Gray with his brother Bob.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAKAY228 9/10/2013 7:27AM

    Amazing what our parents teach us that linger after they are gone. I've thought of the same thing too when I'm in a rush to get somewhere that if I get stopped it will take me longer. Wise man. Like the pic.

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GRAMMYEAC 9/9/2013 6:02PM

    It's amazing how we can continue to be guided by the wisdom of our elders, long after they can no longer offer us any direct assistance.

It's like one of my favorite sayings: "There are only two things we can give our children; one is roots; the other is wings."

You've been given both!

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MJ7DM33 9/8/2013 11:04PM

  Thx for sharing!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/8/2013 9:48PM

    How wonderful for certain things to back to you! Words of wisdom are truly that - wisdom. Good for you! You Dad sounds like he was a wonderful man!

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68ANNE 9/8/2013 9:26PM

    I remember more of his looks, the look, you know than the words

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MARITIMER3 9/8/2013 4:18PM

    Makes me wonder what my. Hidden will remember about me.

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SUGARSMOM2 9/8/2013 12:54PM

  how wonderful to have memery of what your dad said to you . my father did not spend much time with us . he worked all the time did not have time to enjoy our family .

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NASFKAB 9/8/2013 11:41AM

  thinking of my father & what he told me miss him so much

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HOLLYM48 9/8/2013 11:34AM

    What a lovely memory! Thanks for sharing that and the words of wisdom as well!

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TAICHIDANCER 9/8/2013 11:34AM

    Excellent blog. My mom died in 2000, but her words of wisdom still support me and guide me every day.

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BRENJET 9/8/2013 11:32AM

    Thanks for sharing! Thankfully my dad is still here and we have dinner together every Friday night. One thing he always said was that people will judge you by the words you the slang for your friends. I feel like that is the reason I got every job I've ever interviewed for. Thanks Dad, and thanks Jackie!!


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_LINDA 9/8/2013 11:28AM

    Good for your wise father and good for you listening! Also reduces the risk of getting in an accident or responding to a road emergency..
Enjoy your Sunday!

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/8/2013 11:07AM

    What a nice lesson we all can use!

Love the old photos!

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SWEETNEEY 9/8/2013 11:05AM

    It's amazing how someone can influence you forever.

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LOOKINGUP2012 9/8/2013 10:23AM

    Great words of wisdom!

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1CRAZYDOG 9/8/2013 9:45AM

    Funny the things we remember1 But you know what, it's comforting too! HUGS and drive the speed limit! emoticon

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BECKY0111 9/8/2013 8:20AM

    My dad got me my first job at his company. He said, "You WILL not embarrass me." That was over 30 years ago, and it's always in the back of my mind to make my father proud of me.

Thanks for that reminder. Your last question is thought provoking. I wonder what I've said that people still remember.

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NELLJONES 9/8/2013 8:18AM

    My father died in 2001, yet like you, every day I think of something he told me. Every day I think of something he told me, and I repeat it to my family. "My father told me......" That way he lives on.

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SANDRALEET 9/8/2013 8:01AM

    True patients is a virtue

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MSLZZY 9/8/2013 7:49AM

    I told all my children not to wish their life
away by being in a hurry. That special day
will come and go so be content with where
you are now.

Comment edited on: 9/8/2013 7:49:40 AM

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RSSSLHB 9/8/2013 7:19AM

    emoticon emoticon for posting

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JSTETSER 9/8/2013 7:09AM

    Proverbs 6:20
Remember the words of your Father.

Comment edited on: 9/8/2013 7:14:22 AM

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LEXONE 9/8/2013 7:06AM

    Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom. It is funny how things come to us in what seems like the most perfect time. Hope you have a blessed Sunday!

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