Monday, October 01, 2007


Boy-this picture sure brought back memories. I was a little tyke at this picture taking. For many years I loved him and wanted to be just like him but always thought he had no backbone and was half nuts and didn't have the respect for him I should have.
But then I grew up and had kids of my own and guess what------I now see how strong and loving and dedicated he really was. And I followed right along in his footsteps too. In 2000 I was elected assistant Fire Chief , and fireman of the year too-just like he was all those years ago.
Hey DAD- I'm writing this to tell you I love you and respect you while your still alive-I don't want to wait till you've passed on to say these things. You live a long way away from here-but your in my heart and my actions every day of my life. I love you and thank you for being you.
Your son-Robert


Larry said...

Looks like you have seen your childhood wish come true of being like your dad, as you raise your son.

Nice post.

Dusty said...

This was so moving. I hope your Dad got to read it, its a wonderful essay and he should be very proud of you.

sagefever said...

Beautiful~ I am so glad I followed the trail to your blog.You and your father should be very proud of each other..

MaryAnn said...

Well, I know your Dad. And you are so right in saying that he's strong, loving and dedicated. (hmmm and sometimes a little crazy!LOL) I haven't seen him in years, but he always had that big smile on his face that would make everyone around him smile.