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I'm taking a poll


I’m taking a poll. I’ve started a blog on my web site (jameshaddock.us), but I wanted it to be more than saying I am writing a new book. I’m always writing a new book (wake me when you have something new to say). Neither did I want to just fill space saying; I just refilled the bird feeder. Or, I’m training my neighbors horse to come to me when I whistle (which is true), so when the EMP attack happens (may not be true, but…) I’ll have a ride out of town. You get the idea.

So, here is my poll question: What do you wish your parents (and/or Grandparents) had taught you when you were growing up?

Most things we learned from them, was by watching them. Actions speak louder than words (getting pinched for being too loud in church reinforced the lesson). Manners, interactions with others, hunting, planting a garden, driving, etc. The thing that stands out most for me is finance, business, and wealth building. Of course, I understand why, we weren’t rich. My father was career military, my mother career nurse. Their best advice offered was get a good education and put money away for retirement. Good advice as far as it went.

I gave my kids the same advice. That was the best I had to offer at the time. Now I have better advice and I want to pass it along to them, and my grand-kids, and great grand-kids. I plan to be hanging around for a long time, I can’t think of a better way to spend my time.

With your help, I’ll try to post some helpful lessons, information, tips, that we can pass on to our kids and beyond. What do you wish your parents (and/or Grandparents) had taught you when you were growing up?

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