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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roseville carl, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Well my son another year has come and gone. While we should be celebrating your birthday, that is not to be. But we will be celebrating your memories. As a father I can only say that you were the best son a father could have. Although at times when you were a teenager I thought you might not make it to 20. Yes you tried my patience on numerous occasions, way to many to list. But in the end I could have not been any prouder of the man you turned out to be, and that is all any parent can ask for. Your kindness towards others and willingness to help those around you are legend. Even though most did not know just what you were going through. All the trials and tribulations you had to face no one should have to go through. So through it all my son I just wanted to say that I could not have asked for a better son to share our experiences with. From all the great times at the lakes and hunting trips we went on together, to working on cars and hot rods over the years. The weekend at Hawleys Drag Race experience will be firmly implanted in this ol mans memory banks. I sure wish you were still here as there is a seat for you in the Flathead digger,(even though you always kidded me on my flathead addiction) and yes a part of you rides with me on every run. As one of your old works shirts is tucked into the drivers compartment and I touch it before every run. Don't tell anyone, as its probably not approved by the NHRA but they can KMA. Yes my son this month is hard for the ol man, but I will get through it by thinking of all the things we were going to do, and how we were going to do them together. There is not a day that goes by that I wish I could still hear your voice once again, even if you were yelling at me.

    me n mike at Hawleys 2005.jpg

    It has been a long time since that day in January 2011 when time stood still for you.

    Love always Dad

    But you will always be.........
    Forever 43.jpg

    and forever in my heart and soul.

    Suicide sucks, if you are even thinking of doing this call the suicide hot line as there is help for you.................Call 1-800-273-8255 and do it now.......
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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,017

    Jalopy Joker

    Thank you for sharing
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  3. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,206


    Great tribute........gotta keep going. Gut check.
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  4. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,405


    Sorry for your loss and thanks for the reminder that we should cherish the ones we love!
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  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,994


    That brought a tear to my eyes and I don't even know you. My sincere condolences. Brian
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  6. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,675

    Kan Kustom

    Another here with tears flowing. Don't ever think no one cares. I hurt for you brother. I wish I could take away your pain.
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  7. I remember you posting about your son, I know you think of him all the time but when it's his birthday I'm sure it's difficult, Remember the good times. HRP
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  8. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,869


    Thank you for allowing us to share your pain. Hopefully your story will keep others from having to experience your terrible loss.
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  9. 4wd1936
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 969

    from NY

    All the best to you. I have been there so I actually know how it feels. My boy was lost in Afghanistan but it is the same, a loss is a loss. Hopefully things will get easier to deal with. Semper Fi
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  10. I also remember your words those years ago.Memories are forever.
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  11. rgdavid
    Joined: Feb 3, 2014
    Posts: 347


    Keep it going for those memories, keep celebrating his birthday,
    My wife died almost 3 yrs ago, i celibrate her birthday too, its 2 days before mine,
    Everyone here is far away, but if you writing this helps us to share your pain then i hope our thoughts can be helpfull, your dragster is one of the nicest tributes done with much love to him, peacefull voyage to your son wherever he goes in the future lifes, your a great dad loving your son, you allways will be.
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  12. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,150


    Your son must have been a heck of a guy.......just like his dad, I'll bet. God bless you.
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  13. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,309

    from ohio

    We lost our oldest son 9 years ago to cancer, he was 37. He was not really into cars or much of any thing I like as he was a sports nut. We always had a good relationship and he was a hard working and kind boy,. he went out of his way to help his friends and family every chance he got. I feel your pain and know it will never be the same with our him. As time goes on my wife and I think of our son every day as I am sure you do. We try to think of the good times and pleasant memories. We do have some peace that his terrible pain on this earth is over and he has gone to a better place. Our thoughts are with, hang in there.
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  14. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 1,751

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    I am sorry for your loss and I have no words to make it better but just know that you have all of us as support.
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  15. alwaysamopar
    Joined: Oct 2, 2015
    Posts: 115


    Sorry for you loss....being a father of two I couldn't even start to imagine how hard it must be. And THANK YOU for explaining why your sons gone . And letting us know that there is help out there. That alone serves your sons memory. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .

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  16. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,683


    Beautiful tribute, thanks for sharing
  17. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
    Posts: 2,322


  18. Thank all of you for your response. HRP that was a very special memory, the day we took his 56 back to him finished, love that pic......Carl
  19. jbrittonjr
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 105


    I am sorry for your loss.

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