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Old 06-18-2017, 11:02 AM   #1
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fathers day

to all you fathers out there - have a great day with your kids & hopefully grand kids.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:41 PM   #2
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My dad was a salesman from 1949 until 1979, mostly cars. I didn't think he "worked." I was doing body work, with tools in my hands creating the calluses I had all over them, he didn't "work" sitting at a desk or driving around in cars, he didn't "work," come on, that isn't work like real men do, or so I thought, his hands weren't even dirty! After many years of being a bodyman, painter, shop owner, I became a sales rep selling automotive paint, I became a salesman. I was out on the road one day and I had to stop and call him and apologize for all the years I thought that that he didn't "work." And to thank him for working so hard to put food on his families table and a roof over there head. He was working much harder than I ever did, I never understood, glad I found out in time to tell him.

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Old 06-18-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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good story - my dad owned a gas station, was a cop & drove long haul truck, so I knew he worked hard. maybe that's why I went into management.
anyway, we had many battles when I was growing up. after I got married & had kids there were many times my kids would do something & I would call him and apologize
for the things I did. he got the biggest kick out of that. man I miss him.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:20 AM   #4
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My dad drove a fuel truck for a local oil distributor when I was little and went to work for Boeing as an inspector after my parents divorced and he moved from here to Renton Wa to work for them. His greatest accomplishment was being DAD, and then granddad. After my first stepfather left and my mom lost the mean spirit towards my dad that came from him pulling her chain we got to see dad a lot more and he came to every one of our major life events. Then he came to my kids events was a fantastic granddad to all three of my kids. It was really hard on him when my oldest son died in 1989 and I don't think he ever recovered from that. It took me years to come out of it myself.
I'd say that this photo was taken in his early days in the Army Air Corps as he didn't have the 50 Mission Crush on in the photo that he had on in photos taken when he came back from the South Pacific where he served with the 5th Army Air Corps.
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Good stuff.

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