I will always remember his words of wisdom:
He was adamant that I walk home from school. (even though I wanted to look pretty dressed in high heels) “When I was your your age I had to walk…”
“If your friends take a long walk off a short pier, would you?”
“You have a roof over your head and food on the table!”
“Get a job!”
Whenever I feel sorry for myself, I reflect on his words of wisdom to pull me out of my selfish pity.