Friday Comment – Diamonds

My dear old daddy use to say (and he liked being called my dear old daddy),

“Stick with me kid and you’ll be wearing radishes as big as diamonds.”

More radishes next week,

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. 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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12 Responses to Friday Comment – Diamonds

  1. So terrifically random. I would’ve really liked this man.


  2. Daddy – not only a Southern thing, Andrew – it’s a South-Indian thing, too. My husband still refers to his late father as “Daddy” and somehow I find this quite endearing. I came to your site because a number of my own longstanding followers are here with you – and my Blog now has turned into a full time food blog – where I can go down memory lane in my little stories (something I do not thing you are interested in somehow) 🙂 I follow you, because there are many items I do quite like and I assure you, if you see that I have pressed “like” I do mean it wholeheartedly. Namaskaram. Carina


    • Welcome to my little part of the world. “Daddy” isn’t all that common in California, mostly used by young children. Around here we’re more likely to say, “my father,” or “my dad.” It amused my father to be called “my dear old daddy,” so I did.


  3. dorannrule says:

    I love this saying from your Daddy! It must have sounded like magic to you when you were a kid. 🙂


  4. I’m not even sure what to make of that one. Radishes?


    • Kind of a 1930’s thing (part of a quote from the film, “Son of Kong”) when guys would tell their dates, “Stick with me and you’ll be wearing diamonds.”


  5. Allan G. Smorra says:

    One of my favorite foremen used the same line only he substitued “baseballs the size of diamonds”.
    Great memories for us, Andrew.


  6. PiedType says:

    LOL. My daddy was always “Daddy” too. I was told it’s a Southern thing.


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