Thank You Dad

Dad Gives Again

Posted about Jim Conrad by Andrew on Jun 10, 2014 | 1 comment

Last weekend I took the opportunity to get away with my college roommate to play in a golf tournament. I needed a car to get to Georgia and asked my dad if I could borrow one of theirs. Now what you need to know about my dad is that when I graduated from college he said something like, “You are on your own now. You have to pay your own way in life.” The truth is because he is a great dad he can’t stop giving to his kids because...

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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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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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A Letter to my Father.

Posted about Richard Diaz by Austin Cordova on Jun 16, 2013 | 0 comments

Dear Dad, It’s father’s day, and normally on father’s day we would make you a nicely designed card with balloons and a small but thoughtful message inside. This year however we went for a change. We decided to write a full out letter of why you’re important to us and what we have to be thankful for. A letter was as much a change for us as it was for you. A full out letter meant we had to truly pour our hearts out into it, and so we did,...

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Key Player

Posted about Kent Lee Winans by Nicole Winans on Jun 14, 2013 | 0 comments

Key Player

I could not have done it without him. When I was fourteen years old, I made the decision to play club volleyball. It was a major commitment—requiring much dedication and hard work. However, there was one person who always stuck by my side. My dad encouraged me not to give up and gave me that extra push I needed. He openly accepted and supported my decision. In the beginning, he sat through all my tryouts, filled out each and every form, and...

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