Philosophy

“A man on a flying horse will never stop to look.” Whenever one of us would get worried about how we looked, how we were dressed, or how bad our hair was cut, Dad would say this. It means a man on a flying horse is so busy taking care of what he needs to be doing he isn’t likely to notice bad hair, or icky clothes.

“A man should work eight hours, sleep eight hours, and have eight hours for refreshment and play.” Dad’s basic philosophy for life. I can’t tell you how many times I have personally heard this.

“A good hunter never tells where he goes hunting.” Dad has cool stuff, most of it gotten second or third hand, or found somewhere. If you ask where he got it, perhaps just interested in the acquisition story, he will answer with this. I guess it pays to not reveal just everything.

“Walk on the high ground.” Walk through a field with Dad and you get this advice. Keep your shoes clean.

“You got the number you dialed. It was wrong.” Dad says this upon answering the telephone and the caller has dialed the wrong number and questions whether he really knows whether so & so lives there. It’s kind of a nice way to say face it, you are wrong.

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About Robin Arnold

Reader, writer, gardener, geek, maker of homes in several states, now settled in Virginia with husband Bob, and Hazel and Wilson the tabby cats.
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