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Teen learns hard lessons


As a young boy, I would ask my dad for permission for something I wanted. Sometimes the answer was “Yeah sure, that’ll work, go ahead.” But all too often the response I received was not exactly the answer of my dreams. Quite regularly it was “No” with firmness in his voice that I dared not question or cross. Then there were the times when he would ponder briefly and say, “Mmm … maybe, let me think about it.” But way too often, he would turn to look at me with a sharp glint in his eye as he retorted, “I seriously doubt that’s ever gonna fly, son.”

Occasionally dad would...

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