Daddy’s Girl


They don’t make ‘em like my daddy anymore.


 Father to Daughter Advice 


My dad, the CFO of an International manufacturing firm, once gave me a  great piece of philosophy that I’d like to pass along.  He said, “A good deal is when each party is adequately satisfied with the transaction.  Neither side gets all they want, but half of something is better than all of nothing!”


Imagine a Triangle with these words at each tip:  Quality, Fast, Cheap.  He said when making a purchase, you can get any two but you can’t get all three.  You can get something fast and cheap, but it won’t be quality.  You can get quality fast, but it won’t be cheap.  Keep playing with it and you’ll see!

 Fishing Pole $40

Worms $3

Taking Your Baby Girl Fishing:  PRICELESS

Trust is a must or your game is a bust…bowling advice he passed on to me when he was on a bowling team in the 90′s.            Their team name?  The Split Lickers  


This, too, shall pass.   He always kept the big picture in focus while working on the small stuff.  It is the little things that all add up.  Keep it all in perspective.  The first time he doled out this advice was when I was sitting on the edge of my bed, in tears, because I was failing freshman algebra.  Numbers were his business, not mine.  He sat down next to me with his listening ears on and without saying a word, he wrote “This, too, shall pass” on a piece of scrap paper, folded it and placed it in the palm of my hand.  I still have that note and ended up pulling it out many times when I was in high school.

When I close my eyes, it is just after supper on a typical spring evening and my dad and I are playing catch with the mitts.  It was my favorite game with him.  With each toss, there was a lot going on that was unsaid.  If I jumped up and wrangled a high ball down, he would nod.  Then I’d throw him a burner on purpose just to be a smartass.  I know he felt what I dealt because he would start to twinkle.  That’s when I would brace myself for a real stinger.  I learned real quick that it is better to give than to receive.

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