Stuff My Dad Says, Father’s Day Edition

Looking forward to Father’s Day next Sunday, I’ve been thinking about my father who has been gone for two decades now, but whose influence I still feel in my life every day. I’ve tried to identify exactly why and how his character continues to effect me, and in that process I’ve recalled some of the things I remember him saying to me or others. I’ve decided to share some of those things here, and I invite you to share some of the things you remember about your dad in the comments. It can be wise, spiritual, sad, happy, endearing or funny.


“Some people bring happiness wherever they go. Others bring happiness whenever they go.”

“You should always speak well of your enemies. After all, you made them.”

Sometime when a reckless driver passed us in the car, dad would say “Speed on, brother. Hell ain’t half-full yet.”

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