Father’s New Year Wisdom

This is the time of year when we all start to reflect on the past year.  I just wanted to say that I am not doing that today.  Maybe later.

However I did want to share something my father told me on New Year’s day about 25 years ago:

Me: “I think my hair is thinning.”
Father: “Good, who wants fat hair.”

My father died in 2001, but this time of year I always look into the mirror and think of those wise words.

May your 2016 be filled with happiness, joy, hope, love and wisdom.

Peace to you and yours,
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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50 Responses to Father’s New Year Wisdom

  1. Hi Andrew. Same to you. Thank you for liking my poem Gallows! Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  2. kritsayvonne says:

    Love it! Reminds me of my young neice, whose blonde fine hair seemed destined not to grow. She sat on my bald husbands knee, stroked his head and said, ‘Ah, it’s still growing.’ The child is a lovely 35 year old mum now, and while she has a beautiful head of hair my husband has even less hair than he had then. X

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  3. nimi naren says:

    Loved your father’s humour. Dad’s are so so special.

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  4. What a great dad! BTW, my mom was visiting, so I made her sit down and read a ton of my blog posts. She read some of the comments too, and once she hit upon what a funny guy you were, she was making a point to look for your comments. 🙂 Thought you’d appreciate that.

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  5. Aayusi says:

    A very happy new yr to you n your family 🙂

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  6. Annika Perry says:

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year filed with joy and laughter – and wisdom! I like your father’s comment – any more of these you’ll be sharing with us?

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  7. BunKaryudo says:

    It was wonderful that your dad had a great sense of humor. My Dad is getting on now but still can make me laugh. It’s one of the things I love best about him.

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  8. davidprosser says:

    A joy filled New Year to you Andrew.
    Hugs

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  9. Susan says:

    Your dad was a wise man – how fortunate for us that he passed that on to you.
    May 2016 bring you and yours good health, love and joy.

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  10. Happy New Year, efriend. It’s been a fun year following along on your travels. I feel so much better about my woodworking skills.

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  11. Jeff Branch says:

    I don’t miss my fat hair. Wishing you all the best in 2016. 🙂

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  12. restlessjo says:

    Thank you, Andrew 🙂 And to you and yours!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your Dad’s wisdom. It won’t be too long before I’m combing mine with a washcloth.
    Happy New Year, Andrew.
    Ω

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  14. Happy New Year Andrew!

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  15. Carrie Rubin says:

    Happy New Year! (My hair is still fat, and it’s a pain to wash…)

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  16. GP Cox says:

    Many of us tend do the same thing, Andrew. Stay safe and enjoy 2016!

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  17. lorieb says:

    happy New Year Andrew, hope it’s a healthy one!

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  18. Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank you for following my blog this past year.

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  19. Mirja says:

    I want to wish the same to you and your family as you did so beautifully:
    ” May your 2016 be filled with happiness, joy, hope, love and wisdom.”

    Your father’s words shows a positive man with a sense of humour.
    All the best
    Mirja

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  20. Always leave ’em laughing, somebody (I forget who) said. Happy New Year, Andrew!

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  21. jfwknifton says:

    Best wishes for a Happy New Year to you and yours. And may we all be as wise as our fathers.

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