2014.06.14 【英译中】Fatherly Love Teaches Life Lesson (2)

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Fatherly Love Teaches Life Lesson (2)

父爱,一本人生的教科书


He'd slip me a little "spending money" and say with a wink, "Don't spend it all in one place."

父亲会悄悄塞给我些零用钱,并眨眼暗示我别把钱花在同一个地方。


First it was a nickel.  Then a whole dollar.  Five or even 10 for my birthday.  Finally, when I was in college on a scholarship, I'd get a couple of twenties in the mail with a notes:" Don't spend it all in one place."

最早,父亲塞给我的是5美分,后来变成1美元。我生日的时候他会给我5元甚至10元。后来我上了大学,并且拿到奖学金,我也会收到父亲的信,里面夹着一些20块面值的美金,信上还是写着“别把钱花在同一个地方。


My favorite of all the stories he told was about a magical place called California.  He'd spent time there was a soldier before shipping out to Germany.

所有父亲给我讲的故事中,我最喜欢的是关于一个叫加利福尼亚的神奇的地方。他在那里当过兵,再后来他就出发去德国参战了。


After the war, he had big plans to move to Los Angles, get a good paying job and go to college on the GI Bill.  My mother wouldn't hear of it.  He talked about it for years.  Finally, she told him he could go, but he would never see my sister or me again.

二战后,他一心想搬去洛杉矶住。在那里找个有钱的工作,还可以按照军人安置法的规定免费去上大学。但是我母亲听不得这些,父亲就一直唠唠叨叨了好几年这件事情。最终我母亲终于同意他搬去洛杉矶了,但前提是再也不让我父亲见我和我姐姐了。


So he quit dreaming, stayed on the farm, changed shifts every week at the mill, and made the best of what we had.

所以后来父亲就再也不惦记这件事情了,安心地呆在爷爷奶奶的农场里,每周轮个班,把能做到的事情尽量做到最好。


I'll never forget the look on his face - a beautiful irony of happiness and heartbreak - the day I told him, after college, I was moving to California.

我永远也忘不了我告诉他大学毕业后我讲搬去加利福尼亚时,他脸上那漂亮但具有讽刺意义的幸福又心碎的表情。


His eyes welled up and he looked away.  Then he took out his wallet, gave me all he had, and started to say, but I said it for him:"I know, Daddy.  Don't spend it all in one place."

他的泪水奔涌而出。他转过头去不想让我看见他流泪的样子。后来他拿出钱包把钱包里所有的钱都给了我,刚想开口说话,我便抢在他前面说:“爸爸,我知道,别把钱都花在同一个地方。”


We had a big laugh at that.

我们都笑了,笑得很灿烂


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