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Old 06-09-18, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
what comes to mind for me is, my Dad telling me to drive cautiously, so I can lay off the brakes, thereby letting the brakes last longer
Actually, I heard that advice from Trudy, an artist I met when I was around 12 years old. She was a friend of my family. Despite being an artist and eccentric Trudy was still of very sensible German stock. When she was driving she'd give out pointers about safe and economical car handling.

I didn't grow up with my dad, but from my stepfather I heard "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning probably meant it differently. But my stepdad, while an okay guy, was a player. Imagine Gene Simmons of KISS with a conservative haircut. They could have been twins.

I'm pretty sure Robert Browning didn't have hitting on as many woman as possible in a lifetime in mind when he first wrote that phrase.
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