Fathers advice offered in last column

“Heard Around the Supper Table” is being retired, so in this last column I’ve decided to share my cowboy father’s advice, written to me in my autograph book when I was in third grade:

“To love is to trust

May we love the living God with all our heart,

Doing so takes away our fear.

Being pleasant and kind makes friends,

Friends make Happiness.

My thought for you today.”

Your Daddy

All these years later when I feel discombobulated, upset, or just in need of reassurance I read this again.