Bringing Up Father!


When I was a boy of 14,
My father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have
The old man around.

But when I got to be 21,
I was astonished at how much
The old man had learned in seven years.

~ Mark Twain ~



Father



My Father When I Was ...

4 years old

"My daddy can do anything."


Birds

5 years old

"My daddy knows a whole lot."


Birds

6 years old

"My dad is smarter than your dad."


Birds

8 years old

"My dad doesn't know exactly everything."


Birds

10 years old

"In the olden days when my dad grew up,
things were sure different."


Birds

12 years old

"Oh well.
Naturally, Dad doesn't know anything about that.
He is too old to remember his childhood."


Birds

14 years old

"Don't pay any attention to my dad.
He is so old-fashioned!"


Birds

21 years old

"Him?  My Lord, he's hopelessly out-of-date!"


Birds

25 years old

"Dad knows a little bit about it,
but then he should because
he's been around for so long."


Birds

30 years old

"Maybe we should ask dad what he thinks."


Birds

35 years old

"I'm not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad."


Birds

40 years old

"I wonder how Dad would have handled it.
He was so wise and had a world of experience."


Birds

50 years old

"I'd give anything if Dad were here now
so I could talk this over with him.
Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was.
I could have learned a lot from him."

~ Ann Landers ~




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