Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My Dad and His Old, Trusted Radio

This is a post I published on my blog at the beginning of the week. I believe we all can learn a lesson from my dad and his old, trusted radio.
My dad has a radio; a radio that has defied the rules of nature and managed to stay in one piece till this very moment. As far as I can remember my childhood, this radio has been catered for and loved by my dad. I often wondered as a teenager if my dad understood how embarrassing it was for his teenage children that he still carried this old  radio around, with its antenna stretched. Every morning, the hum of this radio woke us all, in the evenings, it kept us company with international news, and even when we were stuck in traffic, my dad brought out his old and trusted radio, stretched out the antenna and enjoyed himself. We soon came to the hard realization that my dad had no plans of parting with his radio. Our conclusion was not as a result of lack of trial. Oh we tried…we bought iPod docks and iPods, we bought modern day CD players, and even tried our best to convince him to give these new gadgets a shot but he didn’t budge, and we know he’s not going to anytime soon so really, we have decided to let him be.
I recently had nostalgic thoughts of home, and I found myself laughing at the many times my siblings and I were exasperated because of dad’s old and trusted radio. In the midst of my laughter, I learned a lesson: my dad’s loyalty to his old and trusted radio is something we should emulate in our relationships... Read more


  1. I love how you drove the lesson home by making that comparison. My dad and his radio are also inseparable by the way... :)

  2. Lol Fisayo. Seems our dads know the value of sticking with their choices


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