What is the greatest lesson your father ever taught you?

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By Loretta A. Ragsdell

Contributing Reporter / Columnist

Dawn Sheets

"The greatest lesson my father taught me was to maintain my own sense of independence.  He said, 'No matter what you do, make sure you have your own and you can depend on yourself.'"

Zay Rob

"I'm a musician and vocalist.  I often work with my father.  As a child actor, he managed my brothers and sisters acting and singing careers.  He taught me the business and the importance of being a professional in everything I do." 

Yolanda Rush

"I learned some things from my father, but it's my mother who taught me the important things in life like how to be a good wife and terrific mother." 

Margaret Leach

"My father has been gone now for quite a while.  The greatest thing he taught is to stay close with my siblings and always be close.  He would always tell my brothers and sisters that family is all anyone really has, and we should make sure we put family first."

Luis Romo

"My father taught me the importance of getting an education and being able to provide for myself.  He helped put all five of my siblings through college and graduate or law school.  His work ethics were something to emulate.  He worked long and hard for his family, and now he supports in other ways like giving us encouragement that we can do what ever we set our minds out to do."

Paris Doss

"I never really knew my father.  My grand father is the one that taught me about life and how to take care of myself.  My grandfather would sit me down and ask me what I was thing about this or that, then he would give me advice as to how I should be thinking.  Sometimes he would just say, 'Good thoughts.  I am glad you are not thinking like one of those knuckle head girls,'" 

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