by Cory Unrein
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” —George Herbert
With Father’s Day approaching, Valley News asked residents about the best advice they have received from their fathers.
“Failure is never an option. Always find the solution to the problem,” Kayla Bass said.
Suzy Frizzell shared a bit of driving advice from her father.
“When driving, you drive for your passengers (safe and comfortable) not for yourself.”
Countless dads have guided their kids through white knuckle inducing driving lessons and other milestones with patience and helpful advice.
“My dad has been gone for years, but I’ll always remember him saying “NEVER say can’t,” Toni Desselle said.
We’re sure there’s a story behind this piece of advice from Kieth Jones’s father: “Never get married.” But, we’ll just leave that bit of advice between father and son and not delve any further.
My dad, better known as Pop since my daughters arrived, gave my brother and I some great advice when we were teenagers.
“Nothing positive happens when you’re out after midnight.”
Like most teenagers, I didn’t listen to this advice at the time, but he was certainly right. We find that Pop is right about most things.
Happy Father’s Day to my dad and to all of the dads, step-dads, grandpas, pops, and other father figures whose wisdom we should heed more often.
The author, pictured above, with her father.