Ida C

I would like to nominate my mother, Ida, for her love and hard work. When my dad passed on eight years ago, he left nothing. I was only in high school doing my 9th grade. Yet my mom has worked so hard to educate all of us out of a small salary. She didn't give up on us even when we were so difficult to love and handle. The world may not hear of her but she is my hero and always will be.

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Isabella K. from Arizona MAY 28, 2009
My dad is the same way, he is so good to our family and very responsible with running our business. I love him very much for teaching us four girls the importance of being responsible in everything we do. Thanks Dad!!

Patricia T. from Pinal County, AZ JANUARY 24, 2009
Roy Rogers was my childhood hero, and also for my son, and now my grandson. We have collected almost all of his old movies, because these teach how to live a better life - "the Cowboy Way."

Shay S. from Brooklyn NOVEMBER 28, 2008
I guess in some way we can all see a little bit of our fathers in this story.

Jeanine G. from Durham, NC AUGUST 10, 2008
Sometimes words that seem "nonsensical" are the most memorable. Thank you for sharing your memory.

Leke A. from Lagos DECEMBER 18, 2007
I have learned an inspiring lesson today.

Neelam J. from Panchkula, India DECEMBER 16, 2007
Excellent!!! I too will never forget this line of your dad's...thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Vivek S. from India NOVEMBER 21, 2007
This is really a very inspirational story and I really like it.

Aimee E. from Utah, USA OCTOBER 24, 2007
This story is really inspiring and I totally like it-my dad watches Roy Rodgers too.

Charles D. from ND, USA OCTOBER 3, 2007
This is very inspiring and your dad was sure right about telling you to take responsibility for what you do and in his own way.

Mohan, J. from Kuwait SEPTEMBER 23, 2007
Taking Responsibility as a father is the greatest value you can demonstrate to children as they grow up - they see it and recognize it - and hopefully you have set an example for them to follow! Great Story !

Juliana from Ontario, Canada AUGUST 31, 2007
Thank you for sharing. It is wonderful to hear hero stories about our fathers. I also have a wonderful father who is very responsible, caring and sensitive. We just have to highlight more often those wonderful men in our lives.

Linda C. from Mesa, Arizona USA AUGUST 26, 2007
Great!!

Diane l. AUGUST 12, 2007
Nice story!

Lui B. from Philippines AUGUST 1, 2007
Very inspiring! This story emphasizes the value of perseverance and the dangers of cutting corners.

hyd virtudes from phils JULY 17, 2007
your dad is right! responsibilty is a great thing and taking it is not always easy.keep it up and god bless always!

Brett T. from Idaho, USA JULY 16, 2007
When in doubt, cowboy up!

Judith H from Minnesota JULY 13, 2007
Wow! Thanks for sharing that. If only more of us would live like that. The cowboy way

aiz from Bicol, Philippines JUNE 26, 2007
wow...

Soumitra D from Mumbai India MAY 17, 2007
Very good. Easy way never have satisfaction of completion. Lead the life in hard & tough way feel the difference of accomplishment.

Josie C from Del Rio, Texas MAY 16, 2007
That was so wise of your father.

malih.b. from iran MAY 14, 2007
I always like living like cowboys, but sometimes I choose the easy way, that's not the cowboy's way. Hereafter, I take dare more to be like a real cowboy.

kati b from mesa az MAY 1, 2007
That is a very good quote to live by. Being responsible is probably one of the most important qualities for someone to possess.

Michael G from Nj MARCH 27, 2007
Wow. This is such a great story. I love lucy's lamb chops.

jaspar arthur from agra MARCH 23, 2007
...i loved this phrase of your father... take care and keep on writing as you are. you are a good writer.

Anonymous MARCH 20, 2007
Perfectly agree! My mom always told me that if anything is worth doing, then it's worth doing right. My pops would also always back my mom up and say stuff like take pride in your work. Something I'll for sure pass on to my kids.

Anonymous MARCH 3, 2007
Responsibility, just like the cowboy way, are always asking us not to take the easy way, making our lives glorious to our audience.

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