Generous with Money, Time and Knowledge

Tad and Trey, ca. 1980Well, I hear everybody talking about my dad and I said, yeah, I’ll tell some stories.

I remember him as being a very generous man. And I remember when he was a landlord. These tenants would come by and give him a sad story, and he’s giving them money. And I’m going, “Dad! This is a for-profit business and you’re not doing a very good job! You know, just giving away money!” It would just make me so mad.

He was very generous with his time and very generous with his knowledge. I was talking to a friend of mine. I told him what happened and he says, “He got to spend the last year of his life, it was with you, working on your house in Arizona.”

I would come home and I would say, “Yeah, I didn’t do much of nothin’ today, Dad.” And he’d say, “Well, look at everything you learned.”

He had a lot of knowledge and he knew how to do everything. I’d say, “I don’t know how to fix this, Dad.” And he’d say, “This is how you fix it.” I thought, well, I’ll go on the internet and see what the internet says. It said the same thing, too. So that was it. He had a lot of knowledge and he knew a little bit about everything.

I miss him and I think about him when I travel on the highways.

Trey (Tad’s son), speaking at Tad’s memorial service, Wildwood Baptist Church (950 County Line Church Road, Griffin, GA 30223), June 22, 2012, audio provided by Gloria Boyer (Tad’s daughter)

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One thought on “Generous with Money, Time and Knowledge

  1. Steve Duncan

    What did TAD (Junior) teach me…how to use a Skill Saw, the one that was his personal saw. When he re-roofed my father’s garage, the electric handsaw was useful and until I cut the wire with it it continued to serve…us both. A little electric tape gave the wire a “tumor” but re-did the tools availability to cut in a short time what my hand saw would only slice with a long work and long-suffering.

    TAD also showed me about cars’ workings. Ready to teach and patient as well, thanks “Junior”.

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