My late mother had a goodly number of favorite phrases. She prefaced many of them with the word “old.”

On many an occasion, she was quick to refer to “Old Have To.” If a difficult situation arose or a challenge was to be faced, she would say, “You can do about anything when Old Have To gets a hold of you.” She was, of course, referring to the fact that love and/or dogged determination will find a way.

Hartsville resident Jack McCall is an author and motivational speaker.

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