Happy Father’s Day.
This is from Story People by Brian Andreas.
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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII
I just owe almost everything to my father and it’s passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
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.’