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Lost my Dad today,he was my 1st gear head influence

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cyclone Kevin, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,061

    Cyclone Kevin
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    Well cleaning up the back (Junk)-yard this afternoon, around 2:30 pm pst. I receved a call from my neice from telling me to drop what I was doing and get on over to my dads house.

    As I have stated before in the Harvey's post, in fact my last one.
    I had said that 3 people in my family had cancer, Well now only 2 have it now as I lost my dad today:(!

    He was the guy that I got stuck in the Jack in the Box drive thru in 53 Chevy 210 as a 4yr old kid. He was also the guy that I had memories of cruising around in a salmon & white 58 Edsel Pacer hardtop that
    I slammed the door on my fingers as well as falling out of & getting stitches on my forehead that are still visible.

    He was the guy that turned me on to the drive in restaurants like Bob's & Harvey's and 1st gen Firebird 400's as well as the T-Bird that I still have sitting in his backyard, Yes, he was a punk @ times, really didn't understand the whole reason for me for reviving Cyclone and gave me a lot of sh*t at times, but he told me plenty of times that I was someone he was proud of, I am glad for that.

    Do me a favor & keep him in your thoughts-even though he wasn't a famous Hot Rodder. He still loved cars for what they were-His 1st cars was a 49 Merc, later chopped by Gil's Auto Body.

  2. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,689


    Oh Kev so sorry to hear that mate. My sincere condolences.
    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,590


    my condolences man.sounds like he was one to be remembered for sure!
  4. Sorry to hear that Kevin. He's alive in your memories. Take care buddy.

  5. My condolences man, coming up on 3 years since I lost my Dad.

    RIP... It does get better.
  6. Kiwi Tinbender
    Joined: Feb 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,155

    Kiwi Tinbender

    You know how proud he was...that is worth everything. I lost my Dad before I left High School...more than 30 years later I still miss him...but I`ll always be grateful for him...Keep the Faith, condolences to you and your Family...
  7. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Sorry Kevin..My Condolences to you.
  8. Condolences to you and your family Kevin.
  9. Sorry to hear that Kevin, but at least the big C doesn't have him in it's grasp any more.

    Sounds like you're already starting the healing process by concentrating on the good memories. No one can take them away from you.

    It's been five years for me and I still think of my dad at least once every time I'm in the shop.

    The next few days will be tough and remember your family id here for you.

  10. I'm sorry to hear that, Kevin. Sincere condolences from my family.

  11. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,406

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Our condolences Kevin - you & your family are in our thoughts.
  12. Tough to find the right things to say, or do.....Sorry to hear you lost your Dad.
  13. Gasserfreak
    Joined: Aug 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,340

    from Yuma, AZ

    I'm sorry to hear that. My Condolences to you and your family from me and mine. it's been almost 14 years since I lost mine, and it still hurts.

  14. oso64
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 510


    Sorry for your loss.God speed Pops.........................
  15. Thoughts from my family to yours.

  16. rodsnhawgs
    Joined: Oct 4, 2006
    Posts: 214

    from WV

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my dad in '86 to cancer so I know how you're feeling.
  17. Sad to hear about your loss man... Time will help heal the pain. Condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  18. Scott
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,720


    My condolences
  19. TMoney
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 804


    I can't even imagine what you're going through. Sorry for your loss and you and you old man will be in my thoughts.
  20. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682


    sorry to here about your loss. my pop is in the same boat and i cant imagine not being able to see or talk to him every day. he's my dictionary on old school technology and customizing. he made me into me.
  21. My condolences Kev. Sorry to hear of your pain. You'd better post up some pics of his cars if you've got 'em....he'll be a famous hot rodder in a flash.
  22. oktr6r
    Joined: Feb 14, 2006
    Posts: 724

    from Tulsa

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Think back on the good times and keep those memories close.
  23. GlenC
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 757


    Sincere condolences Kevin, I lost my original 'dad' when I was just 11 years old to MS, then lost my 'other' dad (father-in-law) almost 25 years ago to lung cancer.

    You can't replace them, I still miss them both.

    Cheers, Glen.
  24. Bill.S
    Joined: May 5, 2004
    Posts: 449

    from NW OH

    You have our condolences,I lost my mom to cancer a couple of years ago and it still hurts.
    My dad had a stroke last Dec and we brought him up to Ohio to stay with us.
    Doc says it could any day he leaves us but the old man says he ain't leaving until he finds a way to take his junk with him.
  25. Stovebolt
    Joined: May 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,377



    How can my condolences go any where near easing the pain your feeling at this time? I'm really sorry to hear of your father's passing, but at least he is at rest, and suffers no more.

    Its at this time that you see those great things that your dad did for you, and what he said lingers in your mind.

    Time will ease the pain, but time will never replace the memories of him

    Talk to you soon

  26. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,267


    mine was gunned down in a shop robbery 5 years ago. i feel your pain.
  27. Coupe-De-CAB
    Joined: Sep 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,098

    from Nor Cal

    Sorry to hear about your loss my friend:(
    You and your family will definitely be in my prayers!

    My dad passed away in '95 and it was hard for a few days, but i just pressed on and remembered the good things my father taught me and cherished those moments, His memories still live on today and i take his supportive and caring nature and apply it to my own children.

    Stay positive for every bad situation, there's always something good that comes from it as well.

    The Lord giveth and the lord taketh away... blessed be his name!
  28. HHRdave
    Joined: Jul 31, 2006
    Posts: 1,068

    from So Cal

    sorry to hear of your loss.....never forget the memories.....
  29. tattfrog
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 96


    Sorry to hear about your loss,My thought's and prayer's go out to you and youre family.
  30. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,061

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Thanks everyone, This means a great deal to me! You guys are my family & friends. This is something that I hold in very high regard. Deep & Sincere Gratitude!

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