In Stratton’s Advice by Gary



Learn to cry to release your emotions.

Vote in all the elections.

Take the responsibility, don’t blame others.

Remember newspapers and magazines represent an opinion.

Demand excellence and be willing to pay for it.

Do a nice thing for someone who won’t know who did it.

Enjoy family and class reunions.

Relish the beauty of God’s earth.

Practice fire safety in everything you do.

Smoke detectors save lives, don’t stay home without one.

Have a will and a living will.

Study your family and ethnic heritage.

Buy the best quality tools you can afford.

Keep extra cash in your billfold and check book

Remember, Mother Nature doesn’t play fair.  She can love you but she can also kill you.

Go to church and Sunday School and grow in your spiritual life.

Be on time and expect it of others.

Better an hour early than a minute late.

Never give up.

Be persistent.

Learn to be patient.

Everyone deserves a second chance.

Always read the fine print.

You are not a slave to the telephone.

Learn from mistakes and push onward.

Learn from the mistakes of others, you won’t live long enough to make all of them yourself.

Don’t discuss business or people in the restroom.  You never know who is in the stalls.

Learn to hug.

Pay yourself and the church first.

Winning the war is more important than winning the battle.

Feed the birds.

Plant flowers.

Remember words and bullets can’t be called back.

Support your local businesses.

Be kind to everyone on the way up because you may meet them on the way down.

Remember, nothing comes without risk.  Learn to manage the risk.

Remember, nobody wins all the time, accept occasional losses.

Find some private time for yourself every week.

Sit up front, you paid to get in, get your moneys worth.