Dad and my step-mom were not married for a very long time and I was legally an adult when they married, but I still call her my step-mom and I still call her kids my step-brother and step-sisters. I love them all.
I am in contact with some of them on Facebook and recently my step-brother moved from Colorado to Hawaii. I don't know what he does for a living, and I was curious about how he went from there to there. It must be quite a weather and wardrobe shock. I asked him how he ended up in Hawaii and this was his response:
How did I end up in Hawaii, well I think it has everything
to do with what a wise man once told me.
Your Dad, [Dad's Name], once told me that
it doesn't matter how educated you are,
but rather if you are willing to get up and
go to work every day, and work, you will be successful.
So I give your dad credit for the advice
that let a high school dropout work his way
to a life on the beach in Hawaii making six figures possible.
It's as simple as that.~
I told him how touched I was and asked him for permission to quote that on my blog. He said:
No, I don't care if you put it on your blog,
it's part of a legacy of a great guy.~
Dad really was a "larger than life" type of person and if everyone's life were a novel, Dad would be a major character in enough books to fill a large home library. But lately, now that it has been over 11 years since Dad died, I was afraid that maybe people were starting to forget about him. Apparently I was wrong.