05-30-2014, 01:36 PM
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  • Obie
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Boys . . .

May you blossom into gentlemen
Stay strong
And follow your own path

Have a keen intellect
A kind heart
And a sense of humor

Discover profound love
Protect your honor
And remember who you are

Accept people for who they are
What they are
And don't judge them

Read great books
Listen to glorious music
And write sparkling sentences

Enjoy easy conversation
Learn to listen well
And don't interrupt

Love tasty food
Fine wine
And an occasional cognac and cigar

Choose a Stetson over a baseball cap
Remove it in the presence of a lady
And at the dinner table

Choose a silky silvertip
A fragrant shave soap
And a sweet straight razor

And hey, you need a lovely strop, too

The rest
Well
Figure it out for yourself

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 05-30-2014, 01:47 PM
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  • OldDog23
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excellent Grandfatherly advice, Obie.
in addition to "figuring it out for myself",
my Dad added "keep your eye on the prize".....
my dogs taught me a lot, also !

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 05-30-2014, 02:26 PM
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  • Johnny
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Well said, Obie.

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 05-30-2014, 03:49 PM
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In Portugal we have a saying that goes like this:

Ones education starts at our Parents cradle given by our Grandparents.

Does are the best advice anyone could give Obie, cheers for that!
I only would complement the cigar with a good pipe and a even better tobacco Smile

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 05-30-2014, 05:52 PM
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Very nice and great advice

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 05-30-2014, 06:26 PM
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Eloquently and beautifully written, Obie!
I would have loved to have had a grandfather such as you, my friend! Biggrin

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 05-30-2014, 07:46 PM
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  • evnpar
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Obie, I'm touched by such sound and wise advice.

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 05-31-2014, 04:30 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,
Thank you for the kind words.

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 05-31-2014, 04:51 AM
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We need more future Obie-like Gents in this world...Bravo!

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 05-31-2014, 05:03 AM
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  • Obie
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(05-31-2014, 04:51 AM)minimalist Wrote: We need more future Obie-like Gents in this world...Bravo!
Ah, my dear friend, bless your heart. Thank you.

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 05-31-2014, 06:02 AM
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Men are created, gentlemen must be taught. These young men will have quite a mentor in you, Obie Shy

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 05-31-2014, 06:48 AM
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  • Obie
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John, I am grateful for your comments. Thanks, my friend.

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 05-31-2014, 11:53 AM
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Wonderfully written Obie.

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 06-01-2014, 07:21 AM
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  • gijames
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Thank you for sharing Obie Angel

My grandpa grew up through The Depression and served in WW2.

His kindness and generosity towards me were limitless and the one thing that I always remember about him is the drive to be a hard worker.

Even into his 60s he had two jobs!
He died with no bills left to pay and I remember the last Silverado pickup he bought being paid in-full and driven off the dealer's lot.

Blessings,
James

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 06-01-2014, 07:39 AM
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  • Obie
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Doug,
Thank you for the kind words.

James,
Your grandfather sounds special. I would have enjoyed meeting him.

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