My dad, Tom Steinbach, offered a lot of great advice in his own low-key way.
As a kid, one of my many jobs was to poke the cattle we branded and vaccinated down a narrow alley into a head chute. I can remember Dad telling me: When you think you’re going to get kicked by a steer, lean into him. It will hurt less.
That’s proven to be pretty good advice about life in general as I’ve gotten older. Makes me wonder how a guy my brothers and I teased about being dumb could have been so smart.
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I know some other boys that probably think about their Dad just like you.
They were the original Bob and Tom — and alike in many ways.
I’d bet Craig and Jeff would agree about this, too: Whenever someone tells me I act or sound like Dad, I take that as about the best compliment anyone could ever give me.
Merry Christmas, Colene.
I remember one time at my dad’s shop he told me to watch the front — I was 10 — while he went out back to work on a truck. So, I replied “Do you want me to answer the phone?” (Because I wasn’t supposed to answer the phone) and my dad said, without missing a beat, “Why, is it ringing?”
Great story, Bill.