Dad Taught Me…

The Fan, My Dad

Posted about Ronald Bennett Bew by Jeff Bew on Mar 11, 2016 | 0 comments

The Fan, My Dad

Selection sunday is the one day of the year where moderate to die heart basketball fans get a chance to fill out their NCAA tournament bracket sheets. Basketball season did not start for my family on selection sunday, it started at the beginning of November every year. In my early childhood, I played basketball throughout my school years, but as I grew older I became a normal fan like everyone else. My dad is a normal fan. It’s rare that...

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Pumpkin Carving

Posted about Larry Edward Orcutt by Doug Orcutt on Oct 23, 2014 | 1 comment

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving was a family event when I was growing up. We would all help spread out the newspaper on the table and take turns scooping out the “guts”. Then someone would volunteer to sketch on the design with a black sharpie. Cutting the design out was always the moment of most unrest. It wasn’t because we weren’t adept with knives.  We weren’t adept with dull knives. For some reason we never seemed to have a...

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A Perfect Day

Posted about Philip F. Barbetta by Richard Barbetta on Jun 4, 2014 | 0 comments

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day Even at 7 O’Clock in the morning I could tell……It was going to be one of those God awful, wicked hot, summer days. Any clothes would just stick right to you. No playing ball in the circle, or hiking through the woods, or even taking the long walk to Bill’s Luncheonette for a fountain coke and some Mary Janes…… not today. No, there’s only one escape, just one way to get sweet relief……. The Lake. It was like a...

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I count my lucky stars…

Posted about Edwin (Ted) Gurley by Susan Gascard on Feb 16, 2014 | 2 comments

I only have good memories of my Dad. He was an upbeat, generous and kind man, always with a sense of humor. He was never short of a joke at the dinner table where I suppose we should have been discussing current events or something awfully serious. Many were real groaners, but you never got tired of seeing his big fat grin and hearing that delicious laugh of his. He was also unusually cheerful in the morning when he did his best to GET US UP...

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Grace and Mercy

Posted about Jim Haushalter by Christopher Haushalter on Jan 20, 2014 | 2 comments

Grace and Mercy

The supreme joy of my life has been being the father of my son, Luke, for 21 years today.  I was just 21 myself when he was born. Often when I see very young parents, especially if they appear to be struggling or overwhelmed, I will say to them, “God’s mercy on young parents is good children”. I say this to encourage them because these words encouraged me when I was still growing up myself and trying to be an...

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Stop and Watch the Sunset

Posted about Ron Hooper by Dave Hooper on Jun 16, 2013 | 1 comment

Stop and Watch the Sunset

Being Father’s Day, there’s probably no better time for me to honor my dad and share a few lessons I’ve learned from him over the years. I couldn’t ask for better father, mentor and family leader over these past 35 years, and I hope I can be as good a father to my two sons. So, without further ado, here are a few lessons he’s taught me in one way or another (in no particular...

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