Thursday, March 18, 2010

Flash 55 - Remembering Dad

Dad wrote a book about his life for my brother and I.  It is priceless now that he is gone.  Here are some excerpts of random thoughts and quotes that spoke to him  (they were read at his memorial service):

Don't wait to thank someone;  you never know when it will be too late.
Happiness isn't so much getting what you want as it is wanting what you have.
Be wiser that other people, but do not tell them so.
Remember the good times because the rest is past and it does no good to dwell on it.


  1. Wise words! You father sounds like a very smart, yet realistic man. Thanks for sharing. I won't share my fathers advice, it something like "women are like buses..."
    ...nuff said. :)

  2. What a wise man your father was -- and how lucky that he wrote these things down for you. What a gift!

  3. Beautiful!

    I gave my daughter a small journal for her 18th birthday. I filled the first 20 pages or so with some of the things I learned along the way and then invited her to keep adding things as she grows older. I don't know if she uses it. I haven't had the heart to ask. But I reckon if she holds on to it, later in life it will become a treasure to her also.

    This gift your dad gave you is priceless, thoughtful and a symbol of his love. How lucky you are.

  4. Yes, this book is truely a treasure. He wrote about his childhood, and included anecdotes along the way. The history of our family is there. He had a way with words. Maybe I have lucked out and been blessed with a touch of his talent.

  5. What a wonderful gift to have. I wish I had something like this from my father before he died, but he wasn't that sort of person, I suppose.

    So I will take one of your dad's quotes, which I really need right now: "Remember the good times because the rest is past and it does no good to dwell on it."

  6. Please use any that speak to you! He had lots to share!