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I Learned a Lot From My Father

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    My Dad Shaped My Life

    My dad was a jeweler and a master watch maker. He could rebuild a V8 engine or the many houses we lived in, all by himself. He could farm or garden, raise cattle or horses, and he loved to go fishing. He was a Georgia Cracker who never understood racism and thought that was...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 15 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    My Father, My Heart.

    I love both my parents equally but without a doubt I was so much closer to my father than I ever was with my Mom.  My Dad taught me about loyalty, integrity and character.  I had always sensed that there were a long list of people who have done him...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    My Father Taught Me

    "Whatever you do in life, always do your best at it". Words I try to live by. 
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Jan 7, 2010

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    My Father's Daughter

    I am the slightly shy, female version of my father.  Of his four children, I look and act the most like him.  It sounds bad I know, but I was his favorite overall and we managed to become best friends as I entered adulthood.  I think of anyone in my life, my father...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    He Is My Hero Forever

    everytime if i am wake up i hope he will kiss my forehead and said everything will gonna be okay because he has promises to me will be back again..but i realize he wont never comeback even how much time i should waiting in front of the door. i missed his voice, i remembered when...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Miss You Pap

    For 13 years my Dad raised me. He taught me to be strong and respect those who respect mr. sadly he died of cancer.2 years ago. I miss him terribly but his words have stayed in my heart.. Each lesson he taught me sticks to my mind. I miss you pap.
    saphirelake saphirelake 13-15, F Sep 25, 2012

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    He Sure Did

    Yep, my father taught me that I do not EVER want to be with or marry a guy like him, my father. I thank him for showing me how ****** he really was and still is because now I know all the negative warning signs to watch out for in a man who is of evil...
    WoundsAreWaysToRevealUs WoundsAreWaysToRevealUs 22-25 3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    Dad........What to Say

    Dad, I write this knowing that someday you will be gone and I may not be there to say goodbye. I believe that I got my hard work ethic from you, from times that I remember you had a truck route with Pepsi back in the old days, then you moved to wonder bread.  You showed...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M Feb 20, 2009

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    For My Father

    My father was the greatest man I ever knew. He quit school at 12 to support his Mom and 2 sisters and brother.  His father worked on the railroad but he was an alcoholic, and my father used to get called by the bartender to come and get him when he spent all his money...
    Whiskeyjim Whiskeyjim 46-50, M Sep 19, 2009

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    He Was My Teacher

    I only had my dad for 13 years of my life. But, in that time the things that he had taught me have stuck with me. There was a time when I had forgotten about the lessons that came from him. But, yet they were always there in the back of my mind. The one lesson that he gave me...
    tjsgirl tjsgirl 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2010

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    Daddy's Little Girl Is A Woman Now

    Of all the people in my life that I am proud to have there beside me, I've got to credit my Dad the most. Unfortunately he took a turn for the worst within these past recent years, and that turn caused us to drift apart. But I've never forgotten who he used to be, and all of the...
    Guinevere5290 Guinevere5290 18-21, F Feb 9, 2012

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    He Taught Me How to Be a Good Mom.

    Most of my relatives are very undemonstrative and my mother is one of them.  I love her, but I've never heard her say those words to me and in 39 years, I've never even gotten a hug from her.  My father on the other hand is the biggest mush-ball.  He's all 'I love...
    Oouie Oouie 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2008

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    My Dad Is Crazy Cool

    One of the most valuable lessons my father taught me was the value of my word. If I EVER said I was going to do something to anyone, I had better do it. He never backed down on his word. Everytime he said he was going to do something, he did it. As a child I never lived up to my...
    Silver01ta Silver01ta 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2008

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    What Not To Do

    I learned a lot from my old man. I learned that alcohol ruins not only your life, but your family's. I learned that hitting someone doesn't make you more of a man. I learned that it is in no way acceptable to ever hit your child. I learned that you buy yourself a ticket to hell...
    mattandnetta mattandnetta 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Hope

    I think my father is the only reason why I haven't killed myself already... He is a noble man and I will always respect him from the bottom of my heart.
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    Southern Zen

    He'd give you the shirt off his back; the cold doesn't phase him.  He stands so quiet and unshakeable despite how much he has seen.  In the living room, he drawls simple truths to me over a movie running in the background.  He likes to stay at home.  He's a...
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    Thank You, Daddy.

    My Dad has always been teaching me, he shares all the interesting things he learns with me and I often look to him for advice and opinions. He has taught me, and more importantly he has taught me to always seek more knowledge. He instilled in me the neverending thirst for...
    gloomysunday gloomysunday 18-21, F Feb 12, 2010

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    A Lot..

    Don't drink too much alcohol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9, 2008

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    Never Appreciated What I Had....

    Now I would give the world to have it again.  I love my dad.  He passed away from cancer in 2002.  That being said, I wish I would have appreciated him more while he was on Earth.  My dad was not, by and large, an intellectual. He was a quiet, intelligent...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Dad, 8th Grade Dropout But A World Of Know-how

    I remember being the cocky type of teenager or early 20 something comparing myself to my father. He had never graduated from high school dropping out after 8th grade, going to work with his hands as a mechanic. He didn't do well in school in fact he read on a 6th grade level. I...
    dustin15 dustin15 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Things My Father Taught Me

    My father taught me never to judge, always accept people for their backgrounds, forgive, don't be bitter, don't discriminate, but don't hate those who discriminate against you. He told me to always work hold and told me that I don't "deserve" anything, I have to work for it. He...
    LittleMaryMe LittleMaryMe 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Why Don't You Like Me Daddy?

    “Why Don’t You Like Me, Daddy?” is a courageous story about the cause and effects of physical and verbal child abuse. The cause is most likely from bipolar disorder; The Effects are explained by the author and the many behaviors that lead up to his diagnoses. Stereotyping...
    cffarmercarl cffarmercarl 51-55, M Jun 27, 2012

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    Daddy Dearest:)

    The one person whom i'll always look up to is my father. Of late, i realised that he knows me more than i thought he did. The is fully aware of the things i do and though they are somethings that my family wouldn't approve of sometimes, he just lets me be. :) He taught me the...
    siddha siddha 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2009

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    We were always close.

    It was about a week and a half before he died. A warm Spring day with the windows finally opened, and mom and I were sitting on the bed with him and chatting. Mom and I got off on a tangent and a minute or two later, we looked back at Dad, who was patting his hands together...
    Windandwonder Windandwonder 51-55, M Jun 6

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    Dad, the Story-teller

    Dad   (I miss you.)               Dad was an Independent Baptist preacher (emphasis on the ‘Independent’), but he was so much more than that: writer, singer, artist, carpenter, amateur architect...
    mamapolo mamapolo 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2008

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    But Now He Is Gone

    My dad was a great teacher, demanding but patient. He expected you to learn, but didn't mind mistakes. He was always will to explain and show you what he knew. He told me once "experience is the greatest teacher, but the tuition is high" How true that is. I miss him, but he...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2011

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    My Father Is A Very Smart Man

    My father is a very smart man. Yet at times I seem to hate him more than anything in this world. He is a very talented individual, handsome (probably where my looks came from), and very social...while in China. Twenty years after coming to the US with my mom and with...
    TheAsianSensation TheAsianSensation 16-17, M Feb 16, 2010

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    What I Learned From My Dad...

    Working in the food industry sucks, and everyone who works in it is probably a criminal, drug addict, or both. Haunted abandoned houses suck. Especially the basements. If I start smoking cigs, I'll be hacking up my lungs every morning. Don't become a drug addict. I can win a...
    delirium delirium 18-21, F Jun 17, 2010

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    Daddy

    I did, i learned so much. And I miss him so much because he was my mentor. He taught me so many ideals and made me such an amazing person. Dad, i wouldn't be anywhere near the person i am today if you weren't there.. I wish i knew this before you had to go..I wish u didn't have...
    CrazyHappySad CrazyHappySad 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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    He proved to be.. a waste of time. Sometimes I wonder why I love so easily and deeply. I accept people too easily. I guess that's not a bad thing. The bad thing is.. me falling...
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F Aug 8

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    I have learned that some people who seem "nice" are just back stabbing gossipers. They stay friends with people they claim are treating them badly and claim are fakes, because...
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    That everything here is like real life.Sometime back ,a new member had joined but he left soon after saying E.p. was not the place for him.For him ,it was not a place to have fun...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Here's what I've learned. I’ve learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned- that no...
    Jakey942 Jakey942 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    So I've been having this bed bug problem in my room for a while. Since the beginning of June to be exact. My dad hasn't put out ANY effort to fix the problem the past month and a...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    I've been estranged from my father 8 of the past 10 years. My parents divorced before my first birthday and my mother raised my older sister and I. When I was 3 my father...
    SomedayHeWillBeMine SomedayHeWillBeMine 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I want to put my story out there, so here it goes. First, my father. It's been just over 7 years since I last had anything to do with my father. When I was in junior high, my...
    PandorasRose PandorasRose 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Hotel rooms are sad places. A facsimile of someplace familiar. A lie. As a child, I lived in a lot of hotels rooms between the ages of 7 and 9. Back and forth, up and down the east...
    DanielChristensen DanielChristensen 36-40, M Aug 15

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    My father is in my life, just not the way I need him to be. I'm not sure he is capable of love.
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm not very close to my dad but I would like to be. I know he's not perfect but he's honestly trying to be a better father. He's trying to stay clean and sober and he even has a...
    JustinAlixander JustinAlixander 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I envied the people around me , no i'm not proud of it, my father has always been my support and hero. He used to tell me I didn't need to excel seeing I had the...
    11AS 11AS 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I've learned at times you just have to shut up and be quiet. I've learned that at times you shouldn't get angry at simple things. And I've learned that you should appreciate and...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I often think that in my dysfunctional marriage therefore, in the family I created, besides the mutual love, respect and partnership, the major thing that's missing is the father...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F Aug 14

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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