Me & Dad, circa 1981?
1) To cap bottles left & right-handed.
2) Never let go of your beer, even when the boat capsizes.
3) That breakfast is the most important meal of the day,
and if you don't wake-up in time to eat your french toast,
it's ok to wrap it in a napkin & eat it at the bus stop.
4) That the secret to making good french toast is
poking holes in the bread so the egg soaks in.
5) Save plastic bags & plastic containers.
6) In Manhattan, the street numbers going up means you're going uptown.
7) He taught me that it's important to take time out of your busy weekend to go to Brooklyn & visit Grandma.
(and didn't it make her so happy when we did?)
7-A) How to wrap a gift perfectly using only 3 pieces of tape.
8) The smartest punishment for a very varmental girl is NOT to tell her she's grounded,
it's to take her DOOR off the hinges.
(what's more important to a teenage girl?! and didn't that door go RIGHT back
on it's hinges when bro brought a guy-friend home for thanksgiving?!)
9) And finally, the only piece of advice he ever gave my Hubby, which was at our engagement party:
"Get your HAND off my daughter's ASS."
10) How to bake all the cakes and cookies in the easy bake oven
11) How to do a good days work
12) How to fold a box
13) How to make the best lunches, his tuna salad is 4 star
14) How to be patient
15) That I could be anything I want to be
16) To have a little "Sechel"
Save your money, If you don't put something away now, you'll never have it
From Bro: 17) How to drive--and it almost killed him.
18) How to work 7 days a week.
19) How to butter wet matzoh....not so easy!
20) Pancakes with blueberries.
21) Warned me not to get old or arthritis....too late!
And ditto about the cocktail parties and the indian riding the nickel thing---Mom didn't do those all by herself.
How to change the oil on a car, fix a flat tire,
make coffee, and pullin' fence (his daddy was a rancher.)
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!