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In honor of Father’s Day, what is the most important thing your dad taught you?

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 a.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Donna Barker)
McKenna Christiansen (seated, from left), Aubree Acuncius and Brynlee Pozzi; and Bureau County Senior Center staff Deb Lindberg (standing), Cindy Varland, Denise Ihrig and Nancy Carper.
(BCR photo/Donna Barker)
Virgil Gross (seated, from left), Alvin Longman and Norma DeRose; and Ann Dickinson (standing), Dorothy Grafft and Elaine Snow.

“If its worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”

— Nancy Carper of Buda

“My dad taught me to be honest and work hard ... and he set that example.”

— Deb Lindberg of Princeton

“To work hard and things will come good to you.”

— Cindy Varland of Princeton

“It doesn’t matter what church you go to, as long as you go to church.”

— Denise Ihrig of Princeton

“My grandpa taught me to ride a dirt bike.”

— McKenna Christiansen of Spring Valley

“My dad taught me to ride a scooter.”

— Aubree Acuncius of Spring Valley

“My dad taught me to play softball.”

— Brynlee Pozzi of Spring Valley

“How to take care of the animals. We lived on a farm, and I milked cows when I was 8 years old.”

— Norma DeRose of Princeton

“My dad always said if you are going to do something, do it right the first time.”

— Dorothy Grafft of Princeton

“My dad told me not to go to college; I remember that. My dad went to college but said for me not to go.”

— Alvin Longman of Princeton

“I always wanted to know what could happen next, and I was always asking questions. My dad always said things could change by the next day and to not ask so many questions.”

— Elaine Snow of Princeton

“We raised Clydesdale horses, and my dad was devoted to them. He was kind to them and loved them. He taught me to treat the horses right and to be kind to them. And I was.”

— Virgil Gross of Princeton

“My dad taught me that when you are in a car you should always listen for anything that didn’t sound right and get it looked at right away. If something needs fixing, get it fixed right away. It’s cheaper in the long run.”

— Ann Dickinson of Princeton

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