The Daddy Dozen
12 Things I Learned from my Dad
Frank Mitchell, 1926 – Christmas Day, 2018
- Making a lady feel special is important; gentlemen never go out of style. (Daddy opened doors for me, took my elbow, and walked on
the outside of the sidewalk by the street from the time I was a toddler until he suddenly died at 92. He was a true Southern gentleman.)
- A little sugar sprinkled on your cheese toast on Sunday mornings doesn’t hurt a thing. (Just don’t tell your mother.)
- Talking is not necessary when two kindred spirits are together.
- Praying is as important as breathing.
- Ice cream is always a good idea.
- A long walk in the woods with someone you love will cure what ails you.
- When you have a headache, ask yourself, “When was the last time I went to the bathroom?”
- Love and loyalty. Those are the two things that shape us most.
- Never name your three new puppies Pinky, Dinky, and Inky. Everyone will call them Stinky.
- Wry, clever wit is most effective in getting a point across. Humor doesn’t have to be loud and boisterous.
- The biggest accomplishment of our lives is our children.
- The smile you give your loved ones at the end of your life will be cherished by them forever.
Dearest BBFF (Blessed Blog Friend Forever), will you share something special about your dad with us today on Father’s Day?