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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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Always finds time to be a dad!

Posted about Craig Wayne Davis by Colene Davis on Jun 3, 2014 | 0 comments

Always finds time to be a dad!

My husband of 10 years deserves to win this contest because he is the best dad to our 2 beautiful girls! We where only 18 when we got married. “Too young”,everyone had told us. We learned to be parents together, never giving up, always compromising. It’s never been easy but we both wanted a great life for our kids. Both of us grew up in broken homes. We knew that’s not what we wanted for our family. He enlisted in the...

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How to Get Your First Car

Posted about Harold by Peter Burke on Feb 28, 2014 | 0 comments

I wanted my first car when I was in high school but didn’t think my mom and dad would allow it. So I told them I was going to buy a motorcycle. My dad responded,”No! You’ll buy a car just like all the other kids.” OK Dad, if you insist!

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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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The Fish Caller

Posted about Tommy Fletcher by Brian Fletcher on Nov 1, 2013 | 0 comments

The Fish Caller

My dad loved to take my brother and I fishing. Well, maybe my dad loved to fish and felt like he should take his kids fishing with him. My dad always caught more fish than my brother and I, always. My dad was just a better fisherman than us boys. Plus, while he was fishing I was trying to get my lure out of the tree I just casted into. My dad said I just liked fishing for squirrels. My brother didn’t like fishing much. He liked guns. So he...

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