I chose the wrong Dad

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fabian, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    How i wished my Dad could have been like this, rather than wasting his time pushing me to achieve academic excellence:

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  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Reminds me of visiting a motorcycle shop when I was a kid.

    Out in the country, between Buffalo and Lockport ( first set of locks on the Erie Canal). was Walter Kohl's BSA dealer. A real horsetrader/ farm country guy.
    Strewn all around was 2 and 4 wheel toys and concoctions I would have loved to get at.

    Walt's son was an academic type- could care less about the mechanical goodies.
    I remember visiting with the son, showing me some math stuff.

    That was 55 or so years ago, dad's 250 BSA got sold around '65 and Kohls is long gone- turned into some development after laying dormant for decades.

    So you see Fabian- it happens a lot.
    We don't get to choose these guys.
    But we do get to choose a father who is above all.
    A much more important thing.
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    :bigcry: and all i wanted was a CAT D11 for my 8th birthday - was that too much to ask !!!
  4. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    the best revenge is living well (ie; lots of two wheel toys!)
  5. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Owning a CAT D11 :banana: and maybe a Hitachi 870 Dash-5 :drool5: is what i would call "living well"