Happy Father's Day, Patch readers!
To mark the day, we asked you earlier this week to share the best advice you received from your dads. From the practical to the profound, here are some of the responses. Thanks to everyone for sharing.
My dad shared this wisdom with me...and I have used it time and time again in my life. "Don't listen to what people say...watch what they do...that is where you will find the truth".
Dan Pritzker's dad had a more specific recommendation:
Never to trust the police. If it's harmleas and simple go ahead but anything else shut up and ask for an attorney or get one.
As did John Russillo's dad:
Always double down on 11.
Andrew Spatz shared this about his father, who passed away 20 years ago:
Most of his advice of which there are ACRES, resonate. they make me human, the profound and not so. we are having his 100th b-day party this fall, hopefully he won't complain and not tell too many bad jokes.
And Tea passed on this pearl:
I was raised by a step-father who I dearly love and admire. When I was about 16 -17 years young, I was sneaking cigarettes. My step-father caught me smoking outdoors and instead of giving me grief and a long speech, he said..." a lady should never smoke in public." I know this sounds corny, but it always stuck with me, and before I stopped smoking, I would never smoke in public.
Do you have advice from dad that you want to share? Keep the conversation going in the comments.