Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Should a sense of humor be mandatory for fathers?

Series: Tyrades | Story 182

Some fathers are entirely too serious.

They’re paranoid about their children finding out that they had their own youthful indiscretions and regrettable choices.

(“I don’t make mistakes. You can ask any of your six stepmoms.”)

My late father ‘fessed up to his own errors in judgment, like when he was in the schoolyard and a classmate yelled to him from a second-story window to toss up some of the abundant hedge apples (a.k.a. Osage oranges) that littered the ground.

Just as the classmate accumuated an armload of the fruit for some immature plot, a teacher suddenly opened the door. Down went the...


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