Are you the kind of father [to kids Ella, 7, Michael, 4, Brendan, 23 months, and Grace, 7 months] that you thought you would be?KELLY KONECNY, Des Moines, Iowa I’m trying to be the best dad I can.Goebel realized that the popularity of Friar Tuck collectibles and tableware objects would impact the market for related pottery items.Another well received Goebel figurine line after Hummel and Friar Tuck was the Cardinal Tuck figurines which were produced, some in limited editions, featuring a red robe.The sugar bowl and creamer sets of Friar Tuck pieces regularly command hundred of dollars or more in excellent condition.Friar Tuck pieces are typically found in brown and the related Cardinal Tuck figures are similar in form but are, appropriately wearing red costumes.I ask for the ability to raise my kids, to teach and protect them, and to be disciplined and firm and loving and nurturing.
SANDY GOODMAN, Maui, Hawaii We’ve been together for eight years and have four small children. Looking back on your movie career, do you have any regrets?I’m probably softer than I should be, but I’m pushing myself to be harder.What I do every day is pray for the strength to be a good servant, father and husband.Sure, you know the 5C’s for diamonds, but what are they not telling you?Read the secrets about cut, carat weight, and color grades that affect the value and appraisals of diamonds.Germany’s Goebel Porcelain Factory introduced the popular Friar Tuck series of collectibles in the early 1950s.Unlike the firm’s popular Hummel figurines which date back to the early 1900s and are based on the drawings and other artwork of Sister Hummel, the Friar Tuck series were made for tables and kitchens as functional pieces and they were not intended to be used as simply decorative objects meant to be placed on display in curio cabinets, china closets, and on fireplace mantles.Q How did you and [wife, model Rhea Durham, 32] meet, and how did you know she was the one? Then I asked her if she wanted to come to church with me the next morning, and she said yes again. BETSY HUMMEL, Davenport, Iowa I have so many memories of all of us being together in that little house. My parents didn’t have much when we were growing up, but they always did what they could to make sure that they gave us a great Christmas. I asked her if she wanted to come out with me, and she said yes. I knew shortly after that she was the one, but I still had to make sure that I was able to be the man I needed to be. What are some of your fondest memories of growing up in such a large family?We were like a married couple anyway-we just wanted to make it official. ASHLEY VIDRA, Rossford, Ohio There are a few movies I did that did not turn out the way I hoped. I am who I am, and that comes from where I was raised and how I was raised.I always go in with the best intentions and hoping that the movie is gonna turn out perfect. As a married mother of two, I appreciate how busy life is with four small ones. But I’m a parent now, and [my kids] are not going to go for the badass routine. I know that’s something I’m going to have to face at some point. I hope they realize that it’s a good movie, and it was an opportunity for me to grow and show my talents as an actor.