Children Family Goodness of man


The man looked intently into my eyes as he spoke. “My children are honest. They wouldn’t cheat anybody, and they tell the truth.”

“That’s a great attribute,” I responded. “A great attribute.”

Incident happened yesterday, and this morning  I’ve thought long on that short conversation. Want to remind you.

Honesty is a great attribute.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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I hope that if anyone were to ask me that I could also say this of my children- now and in the future (I do believeI will be able to !)


Main Entry: hon•es•ty
Pronunciation: \ˈä-nəs-tē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural hon•es•ties
Date: 14th century
1 obsolete : CHASTITY
2 a : fairness and straightforwardness of conduct b : adherence to the facts : SINCERITY
3 : any of a genus (Lunaria) of European herbs of the mustard family with toothed leaves and flat disk-shaped siliques
synonyms HONESTY, HONOR, INTEGRITY, PROBITY mean uprightness of character or action. HONESTY implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. HONOR suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one’s profession, calling, or position. INTEGRITY implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or pledge. PROBITY implies tried and proven honesty or integrity.

HONESTY implies a refusal to lie, steal, or deceive in any way. This is the part of the definition that I looked at the most as I was reading the many parts of HONESTY.
Yes to be honest is a great characteristic in this day and age!

My source is Merriam Webster on-line.


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