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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.


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