To The Leader Of The Band
Lessons my father taught me ~
A hard day of work never killed anyone,
tell good stories often
pretty is as pretty does,
cherish your spouse,
tell the truth,
sing often, be positive,
harmless practical jokes are OK
and make life fun,
enjoy the outdoors everyday,
everyone needs a good dog friend,
don't hurt anyone ever,
use stepping stones to cross high creeks,
a good tickle breaks the tension,
dance even if you think you look silly,
swing as high as you can,
if you need help, I'll give you a push,
don't ever cheat, go the extra mile,
leave things better than you found them,
treat authority & elders with respect,
always put a little back
for rainy days,
a smile is cheaper than a face lift,
don't wear loafers to a dance,
(and my favorites)
take care of the "under dogs"
we're all an under dog at some time,
Your faith in God
is the most important thing
in your whole life.
The latter is one of the last things he ever said to me.
Even though his body was growing weaker
his faith remained
Johnie Wayne Donald
Happy Father's Day Dad!
Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers this weekend!
The song, The Leader Of The Band, by Dan Fogelberg has always been
my favorite song for my dad. My mother says that even tho my brother
looks the most like dad that I am the most like him.
He would rather be doing it than merely talking about it!
He was a free spirit both to the delight and impatience of my mother.
I adored him ~ he was my hero!