Because this Sunday is Father’s Day and because the db&r crew is never against getting a little sentimental, we’ve decided to share some memories about our loving dads.
But these aren’t your regular memories. We’ve put together some of those tidbits our dads shared with us that we use in our every day life. You know what we’re talking about – those token pieces of advice that you’ll just never forget.
So here are a few lessons the db&r crew has learned from our dads:
A thought from our Creative Director, Nik Barkley, about his father, Norman Barkley Sr.:
My dad used to build all sorts of things (house/garage additions, furniture, bikes, etc.) throughout my childhood and he would always have me help him with the projects. Holding the plywood while he was cutting it, hammering or pulling out nails, or simply helping him measure. So with this foundation I’ve always been very comfortable just diving into complex projects and construction or other and just figuring them out. Common sense goes a lot farther then people realize.
A thought from our Traffic/Office Manager, Sarah Walk, about her father:
Among many other things, my Dad taught me a very refined taste for the cinematic arts – all the classic “dude” comedies. In my house, Blues Brothers, Wayne’s World, and Monty Python were watched just as often (probably more often, actually) than the likes of Mary Poppins and Cinderella. Only the best for his little girl.
A thought from our Media Director, Tami Gauvreau, about her father:
My dad taught me the value of loyalty. It started as a toddler by way of always staying true to the Red Sox–during highs and lows, no matter what, you’re a fan. The idea of loyalty is something I have a hard time NOT adhering too, which is probably why I’ve been at db&r for 15+ years and always stay true to the real needs of all of our clients! As a side note – It’s my parents 50th anniversary this weekend, if that’s not loyalty, I don’t know what is!
A thought from our Social Media Specialist, Allie Wassum, about her father:
It’s hard to nail down an actual bit of advice given to me by my father as most of things he taught me, I learned by example. I’d have to say, though, that he taught me to always be prepared. Yes, he was a Boy Scout as a boy, and so of course I was a Girl Scout. In fact, my father actually led my girl scout troop several times! But, it wasn’t just being prepared for the outdoors or learning how to tie a knot. My dad taught me to always practice for your presentation, always study for your exam, and always, always, bring a sweater. Every day in my work, I remember to have support for every idea I propose and every angle I suggest.
A thought from our Copywriter, Mark Slater, about his father:
My father taught me to be quick to forgive, and slow to judge. He taught me the value of language, especially the value of honest language. He also taught me that there was no excuse for abandoning a friendship, a lobster, or a fine bottle of wine.
Thanks to the db&r dads. Happy Father’s Day to all!
What lessons have you learned from your dad or the father-figure in your life?