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Top Six Words My Dad Says

954186On the third Sunday of each June, we take time to appreciate and celebrate Dads everywhere. For #SixContest54, we asked you to share those memorable quotes that say “Father knows best” (whether or not he really does). There were adages galore (“Have fun. Just don’t get caught.” by CuzinVin), and words of inspiration (“Go out and raise the bar.” by G_Austin), with plenty of Dad-isms to keep you in check (“No, we’re not rich. I am.” by Jugggler). Be sure to share these #SixMyDadSays memoirs with the special fathers you know!
McKenzie Merriman

The Top Six Dad-centric quotes:

6. “You’ll always be a huge disappointment.” —@taradublinrocks (via Twitter)

5. “Look it up in the dictionary.” —zsuzsu

4. “No one confirmed the DNA results.” —@bretgunter (via Twitter)

3. “After six, you could’ve done anything.”* —LotLessMonster

2. “You’re gay? Pass the salt, please.” —@emilygfeld (via Twitter)

And the fatherly words that took first place:

1. “Always study the other player’s game.” —Midnight

Congratulations, Midnight, and thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! Whether in our SixContests, on FacebookInstagramTwitterTumblr or at sixwordmemoirs.com—keep on Sixing!

*Editor’s Notea backstory we love from LotLessMonster: “My father said this to my older brother and I when I was in sophomore year of high school. My brother and I have six older siblings. He had grown tired of laying down the law for our older brothers and sisters, only to see all his laws challenged and broken. He realized that the examples he and my mom set were more important. He watched the first six grow up and figure it all out just fine. We had been free to do as we pleased, and he was telling us that we had already proved him right and that he was very proud of us.”

 

Comments

  • Solstice
    June 19, 2015

    Yay Midnight! Yay LLM! Yay zsuzsa! Yay everybody!
    Happy Father’s Day! Yay Dads!

  • G_Austin
    June 19, 2015

    Nice midnight! Or should I say midnights dad. 🙂

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