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Talk Back: Best Advice Your Father Ever Gave You?

In honor of Father's Day, share the best fatherly advice you've ever received - or given - on Lindenhurst Patch.

are good for many things - changing a tire, giving a bear hug when you need it and, of course, sharing their wisdom.

With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, we're asking readers to share the best advice they've ever received from their father, or given as a father.

Is there something your dad told you that had a big impact on your life, or has stuck with you throughout the years?

Share it in the comments, below. And feel free to photos of you and your father or your kids by clicking the upload button.

(If you're seeking some creative on how to celebrate with your on June 17, then check out this about Father's Day fun.)

(For events in Lindenhurst this weekend, click , and check the events section here. For events around Long Island, check out Patch's Long Island Summer Guide . And for events around the Island this week, click .)

Pasquale June 16, 2012 at 09:05 PM
I grew up with my dad telling me, "Son, you can do and be ANYTHING you set your mind to." Thank you Dad. Happy Father's Day!
Valerie McKenna June 16, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Growing up my father constantly told my sisters, brother and I, that "nobody owes anything to anyone." I did not fully understand what that meant until I became an adult. What it means is nobody owes you a living. If you want something, work for it. Do not expect others to give you something for nothing. My father is a retired NYC police officer. He worked three jobs until I was 21 and then he worked two jobs until his retirement. He is a proud, admirable man and I am lucky to be his daughter. Happy Father's Day Pop..... thanks for the awesome childhood and upbringing!
Denise Botiglione June 18, 2012 at 01:13 PM
dont expect anyone to hand you anything in life. You have to work and work hard for it and earn it. And it feels so much better when you earn it yourself instead of someone just handing it to you.
judge n jury June 18, 2012 at 06:10 PM
DONT MARRY THE ONE YOU CAN LIVE WITH , MARRY THE ONE YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT.

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