Big V's Ramblings

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Eighteen

As you probably have noticed, I am the eternal optimist. Dad often would recite an old joke every time anyone made light of my youthful enthusiasm that was slightly ‘blue’ for the times, but he was right. It went along the lines of the twin boys who were night and day different in temperament. One... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Seventeen

Many young men get marriage advice from their fathers, and I was no different. One of the more important things he told me was that I shouldn’t run right out and get married until I had had a few years on my own. His reasoning at the time it was offered didn’t make sense to me then but now I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Sixteen

I am one of those people who is blessed (or cursed) with a constant flow of ideas that I just HAVE to try. I had collected American coins since about 1961 and as I got a little older; I began to go to a lot of coin shows and even later, began to set up as a dealer. I would frequently strike up a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Slipped a Cog I Guess

Totally true story. I completely forgot I was doing this story here. I remember why I stopped working on some of my other stuff, but this story is done and published. The summer has been crazy and my life has been full and busy and apparently my mind has wandered! I'll resume this story tomorrow. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Fifteen

I began a new philosophy shortly thereafter: if someone needed a hand and I had it to give, I gave it. I didn’t ask my beneficiaries for a return of the money given them and I thought I had learned the lesson, but once again, I was wrong; it took another embarrassing moment for it to sink in. My... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Fourteen

This is an exceptionally long entry and may be the sole entry here over the American holiday. Thanks! V Now, the reason I took a couple pages to tell you that story is to explain the lesson I took so long to learn. Another friend of mine had gone with us, which at the time I thought was unusual,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Thirteen

Of all the lessons my Father taught me, the one I am going to describe now is the one that has affected me most. I least understood it when I was younger; it was not until only a year before his death that I fully began to appreciate and utilize its wisdom. Growing up, it never occurred to me that... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Twelve

Time and time again, I would ask my Father’s advice on something and he would give me a parable instead of an answer. I once asked him, “Why can’t you just give me a straight response instead of a modern version of an Aesop’s Fable?” Often he would just smile and tell me, “That would be too easy... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Eleven

Growing up on a farm presented all kinds of challenges and potentials for injury; it seemed I had a knack for finding a lot of those ways. We had over 110 Holstein milking cows, with a few brown Jersey milkers tossed in to raise the butter fat content of our milk. Every summer, we put up thousands... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Things My Father Taught Me - Lessons In Life - Part Ten

While that joke was still fresh in my mind, there was another prank I recall quite well. I was at the age where I was beginning to lose my baby teeth. In our family, the custom was to put the lost tooth in a small glass of water, and in exchange, a tooth fairy of some sort would exchange it for a... Sign in to see full entry.

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