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SportsGuyNOLA
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re: What is the most valuable skill your old man taught you?
1) How to make money
2) How to save money
3) How to invest money


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shawnlsu
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Member since Nov 2011
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How not to be a father.
Step father taught me how to be a man and take care of a family and to work hard.


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Lsupimp
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My Dad told me over and over again “ Don’t sweat the small stuff “. I’m afraid the message never fully sank in. But I hear it in my head daily.


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squid_hunt
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What people do is way more important than what they say.


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Mr Breeze
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Member since Dec 2010
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He could fix anything, cars, boats, carpentry etc and was always busy doing something for himself or others. Best inshore salt water fisherman I’ve ever seen could catch in any conditions.

Primarily, his work ethic through good times and bad. Died in1998 still miss him.


Smoke Ring
North Carolina Fan
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Member since Dec 2010
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How to work your arse off and still make it to every game

Haw to use mirrors and back a trailer — go slow with constant small steering wheel corrections

How to use a “command voice” when necessary

How to seat a fastener on a screw by starting off turning left

When starting a job, how to “make ‘em a hand”


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Harambe
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How to back up trailers, how to launch and put the boat back on the trailer by myself, how to properly trim a outboard motor, etc...


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Lsupimp
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Yeah my dad was a technical genius. He could do anything with his hands. I’m afraid I must have been a terrible a disappointment to him, born with 2 left hands as I was. God knows he tried, LOL.


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CptRusty
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Member since Aug 2011
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Troubleshooting.

Any time I'd have a problem of some kind, instead of just fixing it, he'd walk me through the process and make me think about how things were "supposed" to work, and help me determine why they weren't. Then we'd discuss how we can fix the issue, and finally do so.

I'm an engineer now, so this skill has served me well in my career.


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ShoeBang
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2012
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whatever I saw him do with major life decisions.... just do the opposite

working out great so far. He's a good person but decision making and guidance weren't his forte


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SuperSaint
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other than not being a pussy,


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azcatiger
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Basic AC work.

If you say your gonna do something, by god do it!


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SECSolomonGrundy
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Best friend's dad told us, boys, all the good girls go home at midnight.

We said, yeah but we aren't looking for the good girls.


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Cregg
South Alabama Fan
Orange Beach
Member since Jul 2017
1290 posts

Just sitting here thinking about it the only thing my dad ever taught me was how to clean fish. Every valuable skill I have was taught to me by my grandfather ,grandmother , and my brothers.


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BankLSU
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Member since Nov 2005
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Never pick a fight with Superman....never draw on the Lone Ranger...and Never piss on a flat rock


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winkchance
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St. George, LA
Member since Jul 2016
2670 posts

Saving money, gardening.


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Ancient Astronaut
USA Fan
Member since May 2015
25506 posts

Me old man would always come back with a fine hunny. Each night a different woman. One day I asked : “pops how you do it?” He then told me to hide in the cupboard and around 8 0’clock he came back with a woman much fitter than me mom. He boned her every which way while winking at me the entire time. I still use some of the moves today. Thanks dad!


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Funky Tide 8
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I feel like most of the valuable things that I learned from my dad manifested themselves after I was about 24 or so. He was kind of a stoic hard ass, worked like a fricking mule, and I was a mamma's boy, and was kind of lazy as a kid.

And when I got to junior high, I was more interested in counter-culture, and had a social personality.

We didn't clash too hard most of time, but him being who he was, we were just not similar as far as father and son goes.

So I resented him when he would make me work, not let me get my way, or get pissed at me when I displayed a lack of effort in sports, school, etc. I feared him.

But now that I am older, I understand why he tried to teach me the things that he did. Subconscious and vague as they were when I was younger, I now have a lot of the same values, and ethics that he tried to instill, and I appreciate it greatly in retrospect.

I really don't know who/where I'd be as an adult without him raising me. He's much more chill, and laid back now, and we have good times together drinkin, fishin, and shootin the shite. Still works like a sumbitch though.
This post was edited on 4/29 at 9:12 am


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Would be tough to nail down, but more or less how to get shite done.


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Aubie Spr96
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Not to abandon your wife and kids at a young age. Which my biological father did to me




Loved my dad, but I promised myself I was going to be a better father than he was.


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