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    My Late Father, Mr. Lauren L. Werner, the Original Bad Ass.

    Yes, it’s Father’s Day, that special time that marks Summer with a wonderful day for Dad. My father passed away unexpectedly when I was only 15, but his influence in me never died. He was a remarkable man, a true bad ass–a World War II Veteran who at age 17 fought with the Marines and then later, the USAF. After he retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant, he became a successful real estate broker and developer and built condos in Hawaii. What I remember about him most is his zany sense of humour, strong work ethic and his love of music. We were very close. I was Daddy’s girl, and proud of it. I miss him very much. If you are lucky enough to have a good father, or if you are a dad, here are some quotes to help celebrate this special time. Happy Father’s Day!


    1. “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.” — Kent Nerburn
    2. “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” — Anne Geddes
    3. “Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. The simplest things in life are completely satisfying.” — Hugh Jackman
    4. “A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” — Unknown
    5. “I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” — Harry S. Truman
    6. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano
    7. “A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own.” — Lisa Rogers
    8. “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” — George Herbert


    1. “When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back.”—Linda Pointdexter
    2. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” — Hedy Lamarr
    3. “Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.” —Ruth E. Renkel
    4. “Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.” — Reed Markham
    5. “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of songs.” — Pam Brown
    6. “The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” — Proverbs 20:7 (NKJV)
    7. “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” — Anne Sexton
    8. “I’ve had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started. ” — Bartrand Hubbard
    9. “From great oaks, little acorns grow.” — Latin Proverb
    10. “Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.” — Unknown



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