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(Art of Manliness)   In honor of Subby's Father who passed away 2 years ago today, here is an article published in 1933 when he was 10. Subby wipes a tear and makes a promise to his grandchildren that they will have his help completing the list   ( divider line 16
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2012-11-07 09:18:52 AM  

FWIW, my Grandchildren were born last Thursday.

We're going to have a blast making this list a reality!

/miss you Pop. Wish you were here to see these little guys
2012-11-07 09:58:03 AM  
Fencing, huh?

Good good.
2012-11-07 10:01:43 AM  
"And baseball, except for boys and a small band of professionals is a lost cause."

Swing and a miss
2012-11-07 10:27:50 AM  
Preston done good. Oh, and the article needed to add dancing. A man should know how to dance.
2012-11-07 10:29:43 AM  

MorrisBird: Preston done good.

Thanks! He's really stepped up to the plate. I'm proud of the boy.

MorrisBird: Oh, and the article needed to add dancing. A man should know how to dance.

#8 on the list!
2012-11-07 02:56:27 PM  
my Dad was born 1921. he is gone some 20 years. i miss him.

that article was nice. it should be a guideline for every man who fathers a son or helps to raise a boy.

the 1974 remake of The Great Gatsby was on TV night before last. at the end, when Gatsby's neighbor and his Dad are driving en route to the sparsely attended funeral, James Gats' (later renamed Jay Gatsby) Dad takes out a book his son wrote in so long ago. words of wisdom penned by an unusual, intelligent and disciplined young boy. things he would do daily to guide himself towards his inevitable success.

if i could be so bold to add to the linked article, life experience would tell me to stress to the young the importance of being careful who you surround yourself with. we learn in school how successful masters of industry learned to surround themselves with men who were expert in their field. i wish i knew a long time ago how very important it is to be wise and beware who you let in your own little circle. one poor choice and the course of a life could change in a flash.

and being raised in the church it was stressed to me to be kind, charitable, and helpful to others. it took me far too long to find out that one can easily become a door mat for others to walk upon. sadly, all too often friends are actually people with false faces who use and manipulate others for their own self gain. my heart grows cold and hard in my old age; i've seen too much to not be cynical. the world is full of users, takers and people best avoided.

not everyone gets to have children much less grand-children. make the most of every minute, you lucky son of a gun. congratulations to you and yours.
2012-11-07 02:58:14 PM  
"The saxophone an ukelele are akin to taking drugs."

I would add the bagpipes and accordian to this list. Otherwise spot on.

And congratulations on the grandkids DIA.
2012-11-07 03:15:41 PM  

KrispyKritter: not everyone gets to have children much less grand-children. make the most of every minute, you lucky son of a gun. congratulations to you and yours

Anderson's Pooper: And congratulations on the grandkids DIA.

Thanks y'all! I saw this article a few months ago and my first thought was "I need to send this to Po...*shiat*". I'll make sure that those two little boys complete the list...Their Great Grandpa was proficient with the entire list.
2012-11-07 03:29:52 PM  
Thanks, subby. I hear my own grandfather's words in that article. I agree on all points.

Developing confident, competent men is now unfashionable. Placing our confidence in someone else's competence and expecting others to accommodate our shortcomings, rather than learning how to work through and around them for ourselves (which takes the courage of first identifying them), is a major failure in American society today. I will not allow my son, who's only 2 now, to fall into that trap. This is a great list of skills, most of which I myself have done -- except learning how to ride a horse. Maybe we'll do that one together.

However, I would replace his argument for riding a bicycle (since cycling is now more popular than ever) with driving a manual transmission. That one is going to be mandatory for my son. He'll have a bike anyway, but it may be hard in 13 oir 14 years to find a manual transmission worth driving.
2012-11-07 03:59:19 PM  
Congrats DIA.

Thanks for the list. I'm finding plenty of these things to also be relevant to a self sufficient woman. Although, when my manly man is around, I'll let him do this stuff.
2012-11-07 04:39:20 PM  
Saved as a link, saved as a text file and forwarded to my sisters. Thanks subby and congrats.
2012-11-07 08:29:03 PM  

unlikely: Fencing, huh?

Good good.

Every human being should try their hand at fencing. Wonderful sport.
2012-11-07 10:26:39 PM  
List fails without farking biatches and getting money.
2012-11-08 02:02:39 AM  
Here's an article about my family:

5 Postal Employees Lose Case Against Riding Academy

A sensational interpretation of the Civil Code, announced last Saturday, lost for five young U. S. postal employees a case against
a Griffith Park Riding academy, which had denied them service.

Ruled against by three appellate court judges were Tillman B. Thomas, Adele Matthews, Ethel Carter, Earl Lewis, and Muriel Brewer. The five were suing the DuBrock Riding academy for refusal, on grounds of color, to rent them horses in an incident which occurred last July. They were represented by David Williams, attorney.

Declaring that a riding academy is not required to permit use of its facilities by Negroes. Presiding Judge Hartley Shaw, Judges Edward T. Bishop, and B. Ray Schauer handed down a decision which denied to the quintet damages, amounting to $100 each.

Basis of the decision was that the riding academy was not one of the places especially- mentioned in the Civil Code, which specifically mentions "restaurants, soft drink parlors and other places of public amusement".

"The only act which occurs there is 'renting horses and...

Please turn to page 8B

My brothers and I have thought about trying to track down the descendants of those five postal worker to apologize to them.
2012-11-08 05:15:32 PM  
Outstanding - thanks.
2012-11-09 12:41:44 AM  

Two of which are things that are way more common now than in 1933, and even one of those I learned surprisingly late.
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