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    Your dad . What did he tell you that you should have listened to ?

    My dad and uncle farmed 700 acres in the 60,s . Massey 300 combine with a 3 - 30 cornhead , 12 foot platform . NOW this was high tech in the 60s . Oliver s 88 on a batch dryer . We were moving the augers one night and I got a finger in the cable winch , next stop ER . DAd told me if you do something like that you are DUMB if you do it again you are STUPID .

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    My father said he didn't like my 1st wife, hind sight being 20/20, I don't either.
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    Well, there was the time I took the carburetor off my old '30 Chevy, took it apart and cleaned it. Put it back on and tried to start it, and it ran gasoline out and all over the drive. Seems I left the needle valve out during reassembly. His comment? "You should leave stuff like that alone if you don't know what the he77 you're doing".

    He was only half right; I've learned a lot by experimenting, but I have learned to be more careful and for the most part, when I need a professional, to call one.
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    Dad told us kids to leave the tools that come with each piece of equipment alone and not play with them. He had a plow sitting in the back yard that had a wrench on a hook under the seat. After he told us not to play with it, 10 minutes later I'm caught by him with it in my hand. After that spanking I never touched that wrench again.
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    There is one thing that my father told me when I was young that really stuck with me -

    He said that if you have one good friend in life you are a very lucky man.
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    Your dad . What did he tell you that you should have listened to ?
    Everything that I blew off because I didn't think it was important, or that I knew better because it was and I didn't.
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    My dad often told me growing up to "work smarter, not harder" and to "use my brain, not my brawn". It continues to make more sense the older I get

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    My father only told me something once.

    The only thing he ever gave me was his name.

    He died on the eve of my 9th birthday.

    I sure hope I heard what he told me.

    I pray that I honored what he gave me.
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    That the day would come (in this country) where the government would make you stop (your car) and the man would ask for paperwork. Question when & where your going. (You know just to keep you safe)
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    "Growing old ain't for sissies!" - He really started saying this a lot a few years ago as his health went downhill quickly. He'll be 84 in July and has been bedridden for the past year. Poor guy is in almost constant pain and is enduring it. Even though I never thought of him as a "tough guy", he's proven his toughness over the last few years.

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