Rule #13 – Go Fishing

More fatherly advice:

Rule for Living #13 – You can worry or you can fish, but you can’t worry and fish.

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Rule #9 – A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

A father’s advice:  Life lessons accumulated over years of trial and (mostly) error for the benefit (I hope) of my kids and maybe a few others.

Rule for Living #9.  You need only a dab of toothpaste; advertisements of a long curl of tooth paste on your toothbrush are just ways to get you to waste toothpaste.  This is just a corollary of a more important rule: Don’t trust any advertising.  Train yourself to ignore print ads just as you fast-forward through TV ads.

Note to those younger than I am: “A little dab’ll do ya” is an advertising jingle for a men’s hair cream from the 50’s.

Note further: A jingle is a simple, catchy tune written as advertising for a retail product.

Note further: Hair cream was a thick goo used by men to slick their hair in the 1940’s and 1950’2 as was the fashion of the times.

Rule for Living #5 – Don’t Clean a Fish before Church

A father’s advice:  Life lessons accumulated over years of trial and error (mostly) for the benefit (I hope) of my kids and maybe a few others.

Rule for Living #5.  Never Clean a Fish before Church

It is an extremely bad practice to clean a fish before going to church.  I learned the hard way; you could ask the people sitting around me.  If you doubt it, give it a try.

Rule for Living #4 – Go to Worship Services

A father’s advice:  Life lessons accumulated over years of trial and error (mostly) for the benefit (I hope) of my kids and maybe a few others.

Rule for Living #4.  Attend a Worship Service Regularly

A minister at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville once commented that if you compare a period in your life when you regularly attended church with a period in which you didn’t, you’ll find the first to have been much the better of the two. Try it and see.

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Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY