Friday, June 17, 2011

Saturday's Sayings - Thankful for Fathers this Father's Day!

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Saturday's Sayings

Thankful for Fathers this Father's Day!

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual."

~George Will, U.S. Journalist


"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again."
~Enid Bagnold


"Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young,
Who loved thee so fondly as he?
He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue,
And joined in thy innocent glee."

~Margaret Courtney


"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

~Clarence Budington Kelland, U.S. Writer


"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass.'
'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'"

~Harmon Killebrew


"The father of a daughter is nothing but a high class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something.' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan."
~Garrison Keillor


"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."

~Pope John XXIII


"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."

~Billy Graham, Christian Evangelist


"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

~Ruth E. Renkel


"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

~Elizabeth Stone


"Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

~Henry Ward Beecher


"How true Daddy's words were when he said, 'All children must look after their own upbringing.' Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

~Anne Frank, German Jew and Holocaust Victim


"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"

~Lydia M. Child, U.S. Author


Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

~Dinah Craik


"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."




Consider one, what a blessed sight,

who walked and rocked in the lonely night;

when stars and moon shed only light,

and talk of dreams and desires delight!

Consider words that fell on the ears,

of comfort and love and shushing tears;

while mothers slept and rested fears,

knowing that angels hovered all years!

Consider a man whose name may be “father”,

walking and talking with no hint of bother;

planning for futures and slaying another,

who dare scare his child; with love he doth smother!

Consider the child, who tugs at heart strings,

and pleads to Daddy for more stories of kings;

knights in shining armor and angel's wings,

that carry them off to lands filled with swings!

Consider the child who is blessed to no end,

with the love and the hugs of her very best friend;

who treasures each moment and time they will spend,

knowing tomorrow they'll sail off 'round the bend!

Paula A. Tomey-Allen

© 17 June 2007

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