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post #1 of 7 Old 10-29-2011, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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To a good man

Tomorrow, my wife & I, along with our kids,grandkids, and others will gather for lunch at my mom's.(used to be mom & dad's) We will be remembering my dad who went home to be with his maker just five years ago. I write this memorial not because my dad was famous or anything like that.( He, like so many living in NJ was a chemical engineer.)I write this because without his influence AND permission, there would not be a stable of motorcycles in the garage,or a bunch of college attendence papers hanging in my office. My oldest brother would not be getting ready to retire from a lifetime of service to our country(just about all of it--top-top secret), my other brother would probably not own an international company,oh, and of course we all are motorcyclists.

At his funeral,the preacher spoke a lot about Dad's generosity.Dad always put it to us kids rather simply:"To whom much is given-much is expected". I think it might be a verse from the good book. Anyway, my new signature line today sums up how my dad lived, and would encourage all of you, my friends, to live as well.

Thanks for allowing me this time. Thanks for reading,it means a lot to me.

~Things work out best for those that make the best of the way things work out~
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-29-2011, 12:28 PM
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I would say if he could read what you just wrote about him, he would consider raising a son that feels that way one of his greatest accomplishments. He was obviously a wise man and a very good father. Thanks for sharing his philosophy and words with us. I, for one, will remember them.

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post #3 of 7 Old 10-29-2011, 01:43 PM
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I agree. I am glad you put this up. You will be in my thoughts. And you have no idea how much I needed to hear that quote you added as your sig line. I am about to make a difficult decision, and that is what I needed to hear.

Your dad would be proud. Of you. Of the battles you have faced and won. Of your generosity and kindness.

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-29-2011, 09:11 PM
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Mark, thanks for sharing this with us. I'm sure your Dad was and is proud of you. We often forget how important Dads are. Sounds like your was a special one. Enjoy the time with the family.

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-31-2011, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words-a good time was had. You young feller's; Remember,not much worth doing in life, that is'nt difficult at times. If you are blessed with your "job" also being your love/passion-well then you REALLY are most fortunate!

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“A man’s success is not judged merely on “HIS” accomplishments, but also by the accomplishments of other because of his influents!!!!!!..... Your father was a very successful man!”
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Great thread.
There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of my father. In my adult life we were best friends and for that I'm truly fortunate.
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