Wednesday, March 26, 2008

20 Things I Learned from My Granddad

Although my Granddad passed away years ago, there are still so many things that I learned from him that are ingrained into my own habits to this day. Here are 20 of his kernels of wisdom:

  • Always shake your boots out before you put them on.
  • Always have cash in your wallet.
  • Pay cash for all of your purchases--never use credit (a house is about the only exception).
  • Keep your firearms clean and dry.
  • Family comes first.
  • The only pan you need for cooking is a cast iron frying pan.
  • You can't rush nature.
  • Grow as much of your own food as possible.
  • Keep your personal information, financial status, and political opinions to yourself.
  • Go fishing as often as possible.
  • Take time every day to talk to God and read the Bible.
  • Talk to your garden plants and animals, it makes them grow better.
  • Know some tricks to amuse the grandkids.
  • Every man should have a pocket knife, pistol, and guitar--and know how to use all three.
  • The best cookin' is home cookin'--restaurant food is a poor substitute.
  • When you die, leave behind your good name and enough cash/land/resources to take care of your family.
  • Buy land--they ain't makin' any more of it.
  • Don't throw your money away on useless stuff, spend it on items that will hold or increase their value.
  • Never rely on the government or charity to support you.
  • Know an in-demand skill so you will always be able to support yourself.

Well, those are the first 20...I'm sure I learned about a million things from him which I will continue to list from time to time.

1 comment:

  1. Grampy is a wise man indeed. This information spans across the generations.