Measure Twice, saw once

Words of wisdom words for life.   Probably the most famous saying my dad ever told me was measure twice saw once.  This holds true for all of life, and could be said in multiple ways.  Whale was one of the most patient men i know, but he was also a wise man.  Each step he took in life was measured and thought about.  How often in our lives do we run around like chickens with our heads cut off.  Which really happened in our house when we owned two chickens, somebody and nobody.  That was the names given to them by my ever thoughtful sisters, who said it would be clever to say they got the morning eggs from somebody and nobody.  To add even more humor to the thought of three girls getting fresh eggs from two chickens with foolish names, consider that we lived in the heart of McKinney, not on some family farm.  Back to the reason i wrote today.  As I have though about where to i go with this blog and how do i honor my dad, i have been careful to measure twice and saw once.  So here is the grand plan. I am going to continue to update you on my life and the Presley clan, but i am going to begin to incorporate some tools and thoughts that i think will help make the world a better place.  I hope you will join in on the journey as we move forward always remembering the past.

6 responses to Measure Twice, saw once

  1. Joanne Eaton


    I’m looking forward to joining you on this journey. Also, know that I am continuing to pray for you and your entire familly.
    Joanne Eaton

  2. Lara Greene


    happy belated b-day! I hit 33 in July. I have to say, I kind of like the number. Feels like a meaningful year. Hope you are having a blessed birth-month. Love to you and your sweet family – Lara

  3. The Champe Fisher Jr's


    Belated happy birthday’s to the both of you. I hope y’all celebrated in style! We were sorry we could not be there to enjoy it.

    All of our love to you and your whole family,
    The Champe Fisher Jr’s.

  4. Becca Masters

    Wow, i just read 33 and still kicking and you got me again. You have such aprecious family. And your precious family if blessed to have you, Mark, as their daddy, their husband, their son, their brother, their uncle, and their friend.

    As for Measure Twice, Saw Once, my grandfather taught me that same saying, but a little differently. It was August 2003 and my grandfather, Papa, is helping me make the drapes for Julianne’s nursery. He is on his knees on the floor at the age of 82 helping his perfectionist, pregnant granddaughter measure the floor to ceiling lined drapes on his living room floor. He said to me that day, Measure Twice, Cut Once. And we did just that. I’ll never forget that memory. I love memories. And I’m on the journey.

  5. Amy and Jody Woolevrton

    Hey man me too. Happy birth day ya’ll. 33.. I remember when we were all 15. Where did the time go?

    We love you guys and I’ll se you soon.

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