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Father Knows Best? Fairfield County Residents Share Dad's Sage Advice

An old photo of Sarah Bamford of Old Greenwich with her dad.
An old photo of Sarah Bamford of Old Greenwich with her dad. Photo Credit: Submitted
Selfie from Sarah Bamford, of Old Greenwich, with her dad in the background at Tod's Point.
Selfie from Sarah Bamford, of Old Greenwich, with her dad in the background at Tod's Point. Photo Credit: Submitted
Westport resident Nancy Wahler with dad, Leonard Goldstein.
Westport resident Nancy Wahler with dad, Leonard Goldstein. Photo Credit: Submitted
Stamford resident Jane Ubell-Meyer with her dad, Seymour.
Stamford resident Jane Ubell-Meyer with her dad, Seymour. Photo Credit: Submitted
Bridget Stokes with her dad.
Bridget Stokes with her dad. Photo Credit: Submitted
Julie Redding with her dad and daughter.
Julie Redding with her dad and daughter. Photo Credit: Submitted

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn.  -- What's the best advice your Dad ever gave you?

The following responses are from Daily Voice readers and Community Advisors in honor of Father's Day.

  • "My dad, Seymour Ubell, who just published his memoir (go here to view), always told me: 'Relationships are the key to success in business.' His book is really interesting and funny!"

-- Jane Ubell-Meyer, Stamford

  • "My dad was a workaholic before there was a term for it, but he taught me balance in life and the importance of nurturing the parent-child relationship. He studied for and took on a second career as a teacher while still working as a pharmacist, yet always made time for me, especially after he and my mother divorced--there was dinner twice a week and we spent every Sunday togther. I learned so much from my dad, not by his 'telling'  me what to do, but by his showing me what to do."

-- Julie Davis Canter, Redding

  • "My father, Leonard Goldstein, liked to tell me, 'Treat meanest with kindness.'" It's something I remember to this day."

-- Nancy Wahler, Westport

  • "My father's [Edward Bamford] famous words: 'Sar, you need to get more rest.' To this day when he thinks I am doing too much he still reminds me [at 75-years-old] to get rest. I am so lucky to have him. The older I get, the more I realize he is right. (Just like he also always said: 'Someday you'll see I was right.')"

-- Sarah Bamford, Old Greenwich

  • "If you think you're gonna have fun, then you'll have fun."

-- Bridget Stokes, Stamford

Have any other words of advice you'd like to share? Feel free to post below in our comments area.

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