2014 Happy Father’s Day

The following is my Father’s Day post from last year. I feel it is an excellent Father’s Day post for 2014. This post also makes me miss my father who went to be with the Lord in 2007 even more.

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Proverbs 20:7

The righteous man walks in his integrity; 
His children are blessed after him.

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My late father was absolutely the greatest. He was an excellent family man. I am around many people today and even going back some years who do not know what it is like to be raised by a man like my father. He struck the right cord in the household growing up. He was not rigid and dictatorial. He commanded respect without demanding it. I could always talk to him.

My father was very friendly. I remember him talking to a couple of my 5th grade classmates who did not know I was his daughter. When they found out he was my father, I was told of him being so nice and being so handsome. When I run into men who grew up in the neighborhood, they talk of how my father stopped his outside work around the house to talk to them and how they appreciated and learned from those talks. He once mentioned when I was in my late teens how he eventually made peace with a person on his job that did not like him. I wondered how could anybody not like my father!

On my Facebook page, a former church member of my former Philly church commented on my father’s love for music and singing. He sang tenor and did solos. He especially loved sacred music and traditional hymns. The hymn for this Sunday music post is O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing. My father thought he knew all the hymns. So it surprised him to hear this hymn for the first time in the 1980s. He loved it right away.

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2013 Father’s Day Tribute

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Proverbs 20:7

The righteous man walks in his integrity; 
His children are blessed after him.

Happy Fathers Day2

My late father was absolutely the greatest. He was an excellent family man. I am around many people today and even going back some years who do not know what it is like to be raised by a man like my father. He struck the right cord in the household growing up. He was not rigid and dictatorial. He commanded respect without demanding it. I could always talk to him.

My father was very friendly. I remember him talking to a couple of my 5th grade classmates who did not know I was his daughter. When they found out he was my father, I was told of him being so nice and being so handsome. When I run into men who grew up in the neighborhood, they talk of how my father stopped his outside work around the house to talk to them and how they appreciated and learned from those talks. He once mentioned when I was in my late teens how he eventually made peace with a person on his job that did not like him. I wondered how could anybody not like my father!

On my Facebook page, a former church member of my former Philly church commented on my father’s love for music and singing. He sang tenor and did solos. He especially loved sacred music and traditional hymns. The hymn for this Sunday music post is O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing. My father thought he knew all the hymns. So it surprised him to hear this hymn for the first time in the 1980s. He loved it right away.

2013 Mother’s Day Tribute

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Proverbs 31:26…28a

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

Her children arise and call her blessed…

I am blessed to still have my 87-year-old mother with me. She weathered 2 bouts with cancer, an amputated toe and suffered a mild heart attack. Praise the Lord, she is still here and doing well! Her mind is as sharp as ever. I shared about my mother on this blog and on my former blog. To read more go here. It was a post celebrating my mother’s birthday, but it told the most about her.

My mother just discovered Wess Morgan and she does not like to miss church and enjoys worshipping the Lord.

Progressive Thought: Children Do Not Belong to Their Parents

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Oh, this one is a real doozy from the leftist progressive Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry! Do you go along with her ‘Lean Forward’ progressive argument that your children are not your’s, but a public investment?

My mother who still views herself as liberal, but in reality is a strong social conservative, will never go along with this idea of children belonging to the community and not the parents. I know my non conservative sibling never saw her twin daughters who are now 18 as public property. The same for my other non conservative and MSNBC loving sibling, who has a young teenage daughter. I must get the reaction from the MSNBC watching family member on Dr. Harris-Perry’s left’s progressive ‘Lean Forward’ doozy.

Dr. Harris-Perry is so comfortable with what she is saying to the point that it is scary.

Flu Considerations

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I can somewhat relate, because when I was a child, my mother use to overdress me when ever contagious sickness was going around. I assume the mother in the cartoon is a stay at home mother, but then she could also have a home business. Mothers and fathers who work for no-nonsense employers, cannot afford to miss work. This flu scare must be scary them crazy. For many, if they or their children get the flu, they have to stay home. That may mean a shorter paycheck. It could also mean a write-up or termination.

Some parents work for employers who make considerations for illness situations, but for other employers, it is less of a concern. Some years ago, I worked as a child care director for a Day care chain. If you called out sick despite the legitimacy and did not have sick time, it was an automatic write-up that could lead to suspension and even termination. That was tough for someone whose employment was under a year. After the 3 month probationary period, you received one sick day for every fully worked 2 months (tabulated in hours).

Calling out because you or your child has the flu or another illness and returning with a doctor’s note did not help your case at all, if you did not accrue enough sick time. With this current flu epidemic, my heart goes out to those who work in such environments.