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It’s Father’s Day in the US and, according to Wikipedia, an additional 54 countries. And since nothing is more important to me than being a good Dad (granted, as every Dad knows, duct tape comes in a close second), I thought I would take this opportunity to wish all the Fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day!
 
And I’ll leave you with a few sentiments, on Dads.
 
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
– William Shakespeare
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
– Red Buttons
That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
– J. August Strindberg
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
– Bill Cosby
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
– Ruth E. Renkel
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
– Mark Twain
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
– Anonymous 
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
– Tim Russert 
I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
– Bartrand Hubbard
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
– Charles Wadsworth
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
– Enid Bagnold
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
– Pope John XXIII
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
– Anonymous
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  1. Marilyn Pratt
    On this Father’s day, I was reminded that my own Dad was really a super geek from back in the ’40’s when he began to seriously become a radio engineer and photographer.
    Thinking about that last night especially had me create a A tribute to my Father on my Flickr site.  You can see him using a photocopier during World War II in one of the pics.  He also did amazing work with stereoscopic slides, all sorts of early movie technologies, and of course bought his very first apple in the early ’80’s. (I haven’t caught up yet)
    Marge Breya credits her Father with access to Math Studies 
    So many of us can credit our Dad’s with their influences on us and our making career choices.
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    1. Community User Post author
      That’s awesome, Marilyn!  Reminds me also of all the old pictures I still need to scan in, so I can do the same sorts of things. 🙂
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