Dad at Play

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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Dad’s Toy Trucks

Posted about Larry Edward Orcutt by Doug Orcutt on Jul 29, 2013 | 1 comment

Dad’s Toy Trucks

My dad loved toys especially trucks. He loved to collect miniature die casts, Hess Trucks and even create his own wooden ones. The homemade ones are my favorite. When my brother and I were young my dad would make each of us our own original wooden toys. These weren’t simple designs cut from pine. They were crafted from hardwoods and had real moving parts. There was a tow truck, an army tank, dump truck, boat, helicopter and even a flatbed...

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My Dad Knew How to Have Fun

Posted about Charles B. Orcutt by Beverly Barnes on May 6, 2013 | 1 comment

What I remember most about my Dad was his sense of humor and ability to be one of the kids. When I was young I had a chalk board hanging in my bedroom. I often would find jokes, little puzzles and riddles or rhymes written on the chalk board. There was a mystery about it because I never saw Dad do it–the messages would just appear at random times when I’d least expect it and I knew he was the one leaving the messages, although he...

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Together on a Tractor

Posted about Grandpa Doug by Brian Jacks on May 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Together on a Tractor

Some of my favorite times spent with my dad took place on our family farm in NW Indiana. My dad taught me to shoot, drive, build, plant, and combine while we made memories together – Father & Son. I’m thankful for those adventures and am grateful my children are now having a chance to begin the process alongside their Grandpa as often as we can.

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Speaking of Boats

Posted about Edwin G Gurley by Jane Orcutt on Apr 25, 2013 | 1 comment

Almost every summer of my life I have spent at our camp on Black Lake. One of my fondest memories was the time (well, not the only time) that Dad took me and my 2 sisters fishing in Uncle Emmett’s bay in a little row boat. We had our trusty poles and drop lines (as least I don’t remember any rods and reels) and of course a bucket and worms. In those days a camera wouldn’t have been safe in the boat, but I don’t need one...

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Dad was a Kid at Heart

Posted about Larry Edward Orcutt by Doug Orcutt on Feb 27, 2013 | 1 comment

Dad was a Kid at Heart

My Dad, Larry Edward Orcutt, was a kid at heart. It’s a trait I’ve always loved about him. You could see that little boy in him, that twinkle in his eye, whenever he took us on an adventure. I remember how he loved to go camping in Maine and loved to lead us on these exciting hikes along the coast. We even found our own secret cave.   You entered through a narrow crack in the rock and it opened up to the ocean once you were inside. I would...

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