Aug 23, 2015
Welcome to Tales By Tom. Today we continue the series titled "Quesitons to Ask and Answer." In this series my father challenges the listeners to contemplate a wide range of questions generated from experience and observation. Each question is a uniuqe glimpse into a life in our times.
Today we have two stories
Questions I'd have loved to ask and a legacy I'd like to leave. The questions I have about my parents will never be answered...some are only B roll for background anyway. So what I have to do so that my offspring and theirs don't have the problem I have is to leave the answers behind in word and pictures. That would work, right?
I have asked around. What is rebellion? From whence cometh it? I got a lot of answers, but I like mine best.
Have you purchased a copy of the book my father, Tom Cagley Sr published? The book is titled, I Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey. The book is a view into Tom Cagley Sr's soul. When asked why should anyone read this book ? He answered, "Because the end effect is restorative and invigorating and because everyone who’s ever had a father like this wants to believe there is a happy way out."
A recent review stated it even more powerfully, "I love this book; it is a very telling, touching story of one man's troubled past with his father who obviously had problems of his own. He had no love for his son in his being beyond childhood. I feel so very much for Tom; he was disconnected from his Dad for no good reason; never able to see or talk to him again---not his problem, but scared him none the less.
This story is a lesson in how not to act as a father. His father did not apply the story of the prodigal son in the bible; that is the kind of love we should have for our children. I pray that in telling his story, this book will be help Tom heal and go forward and help those who read it never to make the same mistake, as his father."Buy "Was Your Son: A Troubled Journey" on Amazon http://ow.ly/ug4ru
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