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|So many moments to remember|
My daddy was very special to me. He was special to a lot of people. My daddy has been gone for fifty-three years this coming March. The time seems like a thousand years, but at times it appears like only yesterday. I do miss him. I learned so much from him. Not saying that we did not bump heads a lot. He could make me mad. Daddy was a strong disciplinarian. He seldom got his discipline wrong.
One moment that I remember quite fondly, even though it did not seem so affectionate at the time. I am sure it happened somewhere in the fifties. Daddy wanted his children to show humility and respect to all people. He wanted to make sure that we did not show favoritism to anyone. In other words, he wanted us to show respect to all people regardless of their station in life.
One day I messed up. I don't remember exactly what I did, but I am sure I must have had my nose up in the air; filled with importance. I think I failed to speak to someone, or I failed to wave to someone.. So Daddy applied one of his tough love rules. Humility. He drove me straight to Sears and Roebucks. How many of you remember the Roebucks part? If you do, you are showing your age. I still call Sears, Sears and Roebucks. Anyway, we went to the shoe department. Daddy wasted no time getting me there. I did not have time to change clothes. I had on a pair of PE shorts, and a t-shirt. I was also bare footed.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing email@example.com.