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He likes to hear himself talk

Dear Joseph, I once overheard someone say, “He likes to hear himself talk.” Truth be told; that someone was referring to me. A major OUCH to say the least. While I don’t think that person ever intended for me to … Continue reading

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Flattery & Butter

Dear Joseph, “Are you trying to butter me up?” That was the question my grandpa Bankhead would ask when one of us started to use lots of “nice words” to get something we wanted from him. When I was your … Continue reading

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I Hate Waiting

Dear Joseph, One of my favorite movies growing up was the Princess Bride. My friends and I could practically recite the movie line for line. In one of the scenes, the character, Inigo Montoya, is supposed to fight the man … Continue reading

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You’re Not Going Out In That Are You?

Dear Joseph, My mom had a unique way of getting us to think about what we where wearing. When I would be heading out the door to some event, she would give me a look over and then say, “You’re … Continue reading

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When Laughter is the Best Medicine

Dear Joseph, You have a contagious laugh. It always cracks me up to see something get your funny bone. While laughter is often “the best medicine” in tough times, I’ve found it that only really works when that laughter isn’t … Continue reading

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God Gave Us Two Ears, One Mouth

Dear Joseph, I once had somebody tell me that the reason we have two ears and one mouth is that it was God’s way of telling us that we should listen twice as much as we talk. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Are you listening?

Dear Joseph, Your brother, David, has an interesting habit. When he wants you to listen and he thinks you are not, he grabs your face with both his hands and pulls it close to his face so that he is … Continue reading

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Got Personal Space?

(UPDATED – 3/16) Dear Joseph, Your mom likes to tease me a bit about how when we were first married I would only hug her for about 2 seconds, and then I was ready for a little space. I was … Continue reading

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Chess & Sacrifice

Dear Joseph, You are becoming quite the chess player. I remember when I started playing chess with my dad as a boy and the satisfaction that came when I finally beat him for the first time. I know it won’t … Continue reading

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Does your face know you’re happy?

Dear Joseph, I once heard a famous football coach say, “I’ve been told I’m generally a happy person, but I forget to tell my face.” You have been “cursed” with your dad’s concentration face, and I apologize right now. Like … Continue reading

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