Lessons I have learned from my Dad...
To swing on the swing set by myself even though it seems like it made more sense to just get a push from Dad.
Who needs "The Birds and the Bees" when it can all be explained with "The bull and the heifer".
There is a definite difference between "resting your eyes" and sleeping.
There's no such thing as too much hard work.
Never daydream when driving the tractor while your Dad and brother are bailing hay even though you think the lines in the field look pretty.
Almost anything dropped on the floor can be cleaned off by simply blowing on it.
Never tell a lie.
Always try to give people the benefit of the doubt.
Publisher's Clearinghouse and Lotto can be a hobby.
If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?
Submitted by Sharon Schopfer on behalf of her daughter, Erin, to commemorate the six-month passing of Richard Schopfer, husband to Sharon for 44 and a half years and father to Erin, who passed on Dec. 30, 2019. Erin wrote this poem 10 years ago for his 75th birthday.