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Commentary: Dad - Man of few words, many lessons

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"You're eating ugly," my Dad would sometimes say at the dinner table.

That phrase could mean a menu of things: Chew with your mouth closed; don't smack your lips; take a normal-sized bite.

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"Waste not want not, and take what you want, but eat what you take," were two of Dad's other table-manner favorites.

He never expounded, but I suspect he meant for us to remember that many kids go hungry and nobody should be a glutton.

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