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.

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 and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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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.


  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?


  5. Dalo 2013 says:

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


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

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