I’m Proud of Dad Because…

Through it All

Posted about Kent Lee Winans by Nicole Winans on Jun 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Through it All

When my dad was just a teen, he lost his father. My grandpa died suddenly, and my dad had no chance to say goodbye. When reminiscing on past memories, I can tell it is often hard on my father. He misses his dad and would have liked a better relationship with him. However, my dad tries to do everything he can to do things differently this time around. He strives to have a wonderful relationship with me. He laughs with me, encourages me, motivates...

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Why my dad is my hero

Posted about Paul Wharton by Marie-Claire Wharton on Jun 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Why my dad is my hero

My dad is hands down my hero. For many reasons but notably his strength, faith, and perseverance. My dad is the smartest person I know, not only because he is committed but because he never gives up. My dad grew up in the small town of Marietta, Ohio. Not many opportunities are available there leading him to know that he had to rely on himself in order to achieve success. He thought that the University of Miami was undoubtedly the right choice...

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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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To a Good Scotsman

Posted about Larry Edward Orcutt by Doug Orcutt on Mar 9, 2013 | 1 comment

  My father, Larry Edward Orcutt, was proud of his heritage. If you asked him, he’d surely recount his lineage in his best Scottish brogue. He’d tell you the Orcutts hail from the Urquhart clan on Loch Ness, the same loch as the elusive Nessie. “She’s our pet you know”,he’d say with a wink. He’d proudly wear his tartan in a tie or a scarf but never wore the kilt. If you were interested he could explain all the pieces of our...

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