A Tribute To My Father-In-Law #1LinerWeds

Joe, my father-in-law, was not a very educated man, at least not as far as going to school. I think he told me that he dropped out of school after his freshman year of high school. But, as far as I’m concerned, he was a genius. When he wanted to learn something, he read up on it and taught himself. He could do financial calculations that almost none of the finance majors I knew could do, so when one of the banks or savings and loans in the neighborhood was offering a better interest rate, he would figure out how much he could take out of which bank account and deposit with the bank giving a better interest rate. He was always looking for good deals, which meant he had a good stock of soap, paper towels, and toilet paper. The best piece of advice he ever gave Mary and me was “ya gotta work the angles.”

Ever since then, any time Mary and I figure out a way to take advantage of a good deal, we picture him sitting in heaven, smiling down on us. We worked the angles.


One-Liner Wednesday is brought to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now here’s Snagglepuss for Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies. Taste like a chocolate milkshake, only crunchy!

22 thoughts on “A Tribute To My Father-In-Law #1LinerWeds

  1. Hi John – what a delightful tribute to your FIL … love it – and I bet he’s happily sitting on fluffy clouds – while you two still work the angles! Cheers Hilary

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  2. Your father in law comes from the times of great men gone by. My dad was of that time as well who was taken out of grade 4 to help his dad sell Railly’s Good Health Products but he was so smart and loved to read.

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