In honor of my dad’s birthday, which was yesterday, I bring you a re-post of “The Legacy Of Lloyd”. This is a compilation of my dad’s wisdom. I think some additions have been made since its last posting. If you Lloyd Fans think of any that I have forgotten, please let me know so I can update the Master Document.
Happy Birthday, Dad. You bring wisdom to all you encounter, and your breakfasts are filled with so much love.
The Legacy of Lloyd
(A Work In Progress)
1. Always ask for the person’s name.
2. Always pay your credit card bills in full – otherwise it’s just crazy.
3. Avoid big doors when parking in the lot.
4. Be alert, you may have to rescue things from the trash.
5. Being nice to people pays off.
6. Bring something for the kids. Like candy.
7. Carry your insurance card in your wallet. Unfortunately, one day you’ll need it… that’s why there’s insurance.
8. Concentrate on the road, don’t be preoccupied with where you are going.
9. Don’t fill up on bread.
10. Don’t use felt tip marker on the outside of an envelope (especially if rain is in the forecast).
11. Erase completely.
12. Everything has its own place.
13. Folding boats and paper balloons is great fun.
14. Go out to the driveway and wave goodbye.
15. How to balance a check book.
16. How to drive.
17. How to hold a prayer book.
18. How to play sports.
19. How to use a highlighter.
20. How and when to use a ruler.
21. If it is worth doing something at all, it is worth doing it right.
22. If someone you love wants something, bring it to them. That makes them happy.
23. If you are going on vacation, put your lights on timers and hide the jewelry.
24. If you say you’re going to do something, do it.
25. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
26. It doesn’t matter how you dance, as long as you have fun.
27. It feels great when someone brings you a little present.
28. It’s always nice to have a good pen.
29. Leave plenty of time to get to the airport.
30. Make a copy of whatever you send… it’s important to keep a record.
31. Make neat piles of things.
32. No reason to answer the phone if it might be an… undesirable caller.
33. Park on the end, if you can.
34. Pay the toll for your family members behind you.
35. Pin your socks together!
36. Plan ahead.
37. Plan to sit on the side of the bus where the sun won’t hit you.
38. Put some of your money in savings. Even just a little bit.
39. Put your stamp on straight
40. Sandwiches made by someone else taste better.
41. Save the cartons!
42. Save your receipts.
43. Say thank you whenever someone does something for you, even if they had to do it.
44. Separate your photo doubles before showing them to others.
45. Slow down before the turn.
46. Stack from the back, to avoid re-stacking.
47. Take good care of your stuff and then it will last forever… but, if you lend it to your kids, forget it.
48. Tape things off radio and TV for future enjoyment.
49. Tennis is a good social sport.
50. There is no reason to get a new dishwasher if you can fix the old one and it works just fine.
51. Treat other people’s children the way you want others to treat your children.
52. Use a letter opener.
53. Use a sharp pencil.
54. Use coupons.
55. Use different color markers to encode things.
56. When people like you, they are nice to your children.
57. You can park in any spot as long as you go slowly.
58. You can write the color of your suit/socks on the hanger to avoid confusion and possible embarrassment.
59. Don’t use your car as a table.
60. If you want to get mail, you have to send mail.
61. Even a single dollar is a special present because it shows someone is thinking of you.
62. Put your car keys right next to the stuff you don’t want to forget. For example, put your car keys in the fridge with the special lunch you packed.
63. Get your stuff ready to go the night before so in the morning you are all set.
64. Do it now, because later you will forget.
65. Post-it notes are helpful when you want to remember things.
66. Write down the important details so you remember them.
66. Your family is the most important thing there is.