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Charlotteans share the best advice from their dads

Newton Parks & Recreation's Take a Kid Fishing Day at Drum?s Fish Lake was held June 14, Father's Day, which made it even more of a family day.
Newton Parks & Recreation's Take a Kid Fishing Day at Drum?s Fish Lake was held June 14, Father's Day, which made it even more of a family day. Courtesy of Gary Herman

Must love dads. Especially when they give great advice. We got a few people around town to reflect on lessons they’ve learned from their fathers, and who they are thinking of today.

Scott Queen, Digital Media Manager at The Mint Museum

Age: 1982 vintage

Happy Father’s Day to: Harold Queen and Mike Medders. “I am lucky enough to have two fathers.”

Best advice from his dads: “Be honest with people. Be good to people. That’s what they deserve.”

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Photographer:Danielle Calhoun

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Ezekiel Cheney, supervisor at BLT Steak and aspiring singer.

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Age: 32

Happy Father’s Day to: His late father, Lee Baldwin, and his godfather, Ivan Mendez, Sr.

Best advice from his dad: “My father taught me to love unconditionally and that understanding is one of the best things in the world. Ivan Sr. carries those same morals and I’m so appreciative of my best friend, Ivan Mendez, Jr., for allowing me to share and spend time with his dad.

“Being around Ivan Sr. Is such a gift and a humbling experience. He teaches us to never give up, to never doubt and that the impossible is possible. We love you, Ivan Sr.”

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Ivan Jr. and Ivan Sr.
Heather Sackett, Communications Manager at 24 Hours of Booty
Age: 25
Happy Father’s Day to: Glenn Sackett
Best advice from her dad: “My dad lived more by example than by sitting me down, giving me advice, but the best advice I ever received from him was as cliche as it sounds: The Golden Rule. To respect others, cast no judgment and show care for each person you encounter — and it will be returned to you.”
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Katie DeVillers, pediatric nurse.

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Photos: Charlotte Observer file; Courtesy of Scott, Ezekiel, Heather and Katie.

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