Thanks Dad

What I learned from my dad, Melvin Magee,

b. 1914, d. 1990


 You can make a meal out of sardines and saltine crackers.

The only way to be on time is to be ahead of time.

Dreams come true if you just get out of bed.

A penny saved is a penny earned, and if you put it in the bank it’ll earn interest.

How to change a flat tire. (When I was 17 he purposely deflated one so he could watch me change it.)

Despite the weatherman’s forecast, go outside, look around and check it for yourelf. (He was a pilot for 50 years.)

Go to church on Sunday, give God what is rightfully His.

Thanks Dad. Miss you. I’ve done my best to pass along your values. Happy Father’s Day.


Filed under childhood memories, family, inspiration, life, reflection

2 responses to “Thanks Dad

  1. Rachel

    mom!! I’m in france and when I read this I started crying. I miss you and I wish I had a Grandpa soo bad!!! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!! I love you with all my heart. -ray

  2. A1C McCloud

    this man was truly one of a kind. i sit in my living room in florida with tears streaming down my face, knowing what this man did for my family and our country! for the first 5 years of my life i honored him as a grandfather now i honor him as a heroe. thank you for your service and the dedication to details, the fossil hunting, plane rides, and many life lessons! A1C Matthew McCloud

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