My Father…

I wrote a post quite some time ago about things my father says. Yesterday I was trying to humorously quote my dad, and I completely bungled up the wording.

I was saying, which comes first, “happenstance? Circumstance?” I simply couldn’t get it right.

So, I turned to google at that moment. I still couldn’t find my dad’s statement, but found a similar one from Ian Fleming:

“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time is enemy action.”

Close, but not quite.

This morning, I had the chance to talk to my dad, and ask him.

He walked me through it.

“Once is happenstance.” Which he kindly translated as “sh** happens.”

“Twice is circumstance.” Translated, this roughly means that the first thing happened and you are moving on, but sometimes things will still go wrong.

“Third time is enemy action.”
Self-explanatory, no?

So how this ties into my previous blog is in my dad’s oft-repeated statement, “That’s one.”

I am my father’s daughter.

“Once is happenstance. Twice is circumstance. Third time is enemy action.”

Blessings to you all…

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