(quote) Leon-593843 said: Jerry, thank you as always for the very kind words. My dad was very smart just not smart in an academic way. Many relatives with far better formal educations would come to him for advice on on projects they were paying someone many dollars to complete. He could read and write and knew the basic math skills. He drew up his own plans for his house and the architect could not find anything wrong with it. I still have those plans he drew up at the dining room table.
I remember him saying during the depression, relatives from Houston would come to his parents farm in Plantersville (about 60 miles northwest of Houston) every weekend. His dad would make sure each family had enough food to take back until the next weekend. I also remember my dad saying that handshakes were as valid as written contracts. Gosh, how the times changed over the years.
Hope you, your dad and all the dads in this country have a blessed and wonderful Father's Day.
Yup....agreed Leon. My Dad told me the same thing. "A man's word was his bond...and a handshake solidified the deal."
I told my Dad...." Yeah well Pop....nowadays a guy can go "on the wobble" even WITH a contract he has signed!"
He said, "Well it isn't like it used to be"
I recall you talking about the Depression. My Dad said....seeing grown men standing in soup lines with tears rolling down their faces made quite an impression on him as a boy.
I can tell our dads were "cut from the same cloth"~