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Your Father's Best Advice

CEDAR RAPIDS (CBS2/FOX28)  On the Cosby show, Bill always had a way of giving his children pointed criticism, while letting them know they were still loved.  Dads might not always be able to live up to a carefully scripted show and kids might not always follow real world advice, but in time we seem to find ourselves repeating it.

On a sunny Fathers Day afternoon in NewBo as many families enjoyed an outing with Dad, we asked whats the best advice your father ever passed along to you? Kim says her Dad always encouraged her to make strangers into friends, He told me to strike up conversations with people and the way to do that is to ask them about their life, because people like to talk about their life.  Ive met a lot of people that way.

Three sisters sharing a Sunday outing fondly remember their Dads honesty and loyalty.  Glenda says its a lesson she still passes on to others today, To always finish what you start.  If you commit to something, finish it because youve given your word youre going to do it .. and I always thought that was good.  

On our Facebook page, several viewers immediately pointed to life lessons from their fathers.  Kenna writes, He taught me that it was always an honest days work for an honest days pay. Tabby says,  My Dad has shown be how to love, by watching him love my Mom for 39 years .. and he didnt have to say a word.    Miriam posts, My Dad taught my 8 siblings, 3 foster children, 36 grandchildren and a dozen great-grandchildren to work for what we wanted.  And Amy writes that her Dad showed her the meaning of devotion.  Her Mom Has advanced Alzheimers and doesnt know him.  He goes to her side 3 times a day .. to feed her meals .. holding her hand until her nap.

Meantime back in NewBo as Dads enjoyed their day, the best advice of all maybe on the topic of treating women with respect and it came from Richard's Dad, He said no woman is over 29, you treat every woman like a fine bottle of wine .. they get better with time ..  and men always get the last word .. which is yes dear.

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