Classic but true

I remember my grandma (Baba) teaching me manners when I was just 5 or 6. She took me to a hotel in Kindersley, Saskatchewan and bought me a cola. I think it was 5 cents. I couldn’t drink it until I said thank-you. She told me, and taught me to remember my manners, always please and thank you.

Baba was right and even for the simplest things, I remember my manners.

My parents and Grandparents taught through their actions. Family was important, and actions speak louder than words.

We never ate in front of a television, my parents taught me to try new things and do it myself. I made kites from balsa wood and newspaper. I used to play “Battleship” with my Dad and I drew 10×10 tables so we could call out the grid numbers for our “bombs”.

I hope I have done some things right teaching Classics I was taught about living and respecting others so my Baba is proud.

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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10 Responses to Classic but true

  1. Ian d'Ottawa says:

    Hello Dave,
    I like these little vignettes into who you are and the nice things you see through your eyes. It is not my gift to do the same but hope that I pass the same messages to those around me in a different manner. You keep blogging and I will keep cooking and painting.

    thanks Kemosabee

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  2. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Life and Random Thinking and commented:

    7 years ago I posted this and remembering family today seemed appropriate.

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  3. ken folstad says:

    Hi Dave, I enjoyed rereading the last two blogs, and the memories that they triggered in me about your BABA. I remember her well, and she truly was one of those who could be called ‘salt of the earth’, and a very nice lady.
    Was the photo taken in Quesnel?

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  4. ken folstad says:

    Hi Dave.
    I like these last 2 blogs especially, since I too have fond memories of your maternal grandparents. ‘Salt of the Earth’ people, kind and generous.
    Can I guess, the picture was taken in Quesnel?

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  5. Dalo 2013 says:

    Nothing quite like a nice, polite word to set the day with a smile.

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  6. Lovely reminiscing. I was also taught that good manners are essential in all walks of life.

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