take february off

My dad learned to drink in World War II. He left a young boy and in the combat of Germany and the Pacific Islands he became a man.

After the war he taught, and while I don’t recall him drinking on school nights, when he drank, he drank hard. Each year he would give up the sauce for a month, just to prove he could do it. It was always February, the shortest month.

May you get through the hard times as lightly as possible. Sometimes that’s were change starts.

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28 Comments on “take february off”

  1. […] I choose cured, although the blood test is accurate, if cancer still exists it is very very small. Cancer casts a harsh glare, there is no sense cowering before it. That said, I am going to take some of my dad’s advice and take February off […]

  2. russtowne says:

    Your father showed wisdom both in his choice to cut booze out for a month per year and for picking the shortest month. I’ll bet he was wise in plenty of other ways too.

    Russ

  3. Shannon says:

    Ha! I never knew that πŸ™‚ That’s pretty funny. …my girlfriends still are impressed that I gave up cheese for lent one time.

  4. There is a certain beauty In February that I had never seen until now. Thanks for opening my eyes a little today.

  5. mindfuldiary says:

    I hope this and all future February will be a good ones for you Bill!

  6. I hope Feb. is not a bad month for you.

  7. Clanmother says:

    A wonderful blessing…”lightly as possible.”

  8. I used to have a friend that did the same with smoking!


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