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S: 80 Memories of Dad

FC: Doyle Corbett Webb | 80 Memories of Dad

1: Doyle Webb | To Dad on his 80th birthday. We have compiled memories to show you how much we love you and how you have impacted our lives.

2: Steven: | "A father's love warms the heart of his children forever." | My earliest memory of Dad was when I was still in diapers. Mom was mad that Dad was playing pool with some of his buddies at the White Owl in Logan. Mom drove up to the pool hall and plopped me right in the middle of the pool table and yelled to Dad, “ I'm tired, it's your turn.” Dad was a pool shark and showed me some of his trick shots when I was older. I could have used some of Dad's pool expertise on my mission because we spent a goodly amount of time playing pool with investigators. My first mission companion earned a lot of his mission funds by hustling pool games in North Carolina. When I was old enough to drive, Mom would designate me to walk down to L.D.’'s and drive the car home so Dad wouldn't get in an accident coming home at all hours in the morning. Dad said that Mom was more worried about the car getting hurt than she was about him. One of the most memorable incidents when I didn't get the car was when Dad drove backwards all the way from Preston because he forgot (or couldn't remember) to take the park brake off. I still laugh about it as I remember Dad waking me up the next morning to ask me what to do so he could drive forward again

3: One of my fun experiences with Dad was when we were visiting Grandma James in Logan one Sunday afternoon. I think that Aunt Francis was visiting as well. We had been there for a few hours when Dad was anxious to leave but Mom was anything but ready to leave. Dad asked me if I wanted to hitch hike to Richmond with him. I thought that would be an adventure so I said sure. We had walked about a mile or two when a trucker picked us up and dropped us off in Richmond. Mom showed up a couple of hours later mad that Dad had taken me with him. We never hitch hiked again but I used Dad’s tricks when I hitch hiked from SkyView later.

4: Even at a very young age, I can never remember when we didn’t have a huge garden. Dads produce supplied us with our annual camping trips. I have fond memories of the widows that would call and get on the list for beans and raspberries. Those ever ending rows seemed to go on forever. Little did I know that all of that Hoe Hoe Hoeing was great training for all my HO HO HO Santa Clause outings I still enjoy doing. We daily picked our beans and raspberries. We rotated our raspberries, odd rows one day, and even the next. After a Sunday school class on keeping the Sabbath day holy, I told Dad that I wouldn’t pick the berries on Sundays but after Dad quietly went out to pick them all by himself, I felt guilty about having Dad do it all by himself so I went out to help him. It was a teaching moment to honor our Father and Mother. Dad and Mom took us to Yellowstone with some of the garden money. Dad and Mom dropped us off to see a movie, ” The sons of Katie Elder” while Dad and Mom went out for dinner. When the movie was over, our parents were no where to be found, I thought I knew the way back to our cabin so I led us home. Mom was furious that I hadn’t waited for them at the show house but Dad chuckled about it later.

5: "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world." | In my first neighborhood in Richmond, the Christensen’s had a Steve and a Scott just like us. It was always fun when either parent would yell for one of us and we would all yell back,” Which one?” Keith was my age and we had some adventures in that neighborhood. The most memorable was when I was probably nine or ten. Dad was at Theurer’s picking up some groceries so we thought that it would be fun to light our newly plowed field’s dirt clods with gasoline and throw them into the air to see how far we could throw them. A few stray missiles found their way to our shed and it caught on fire. I was battling a lost cause until Dad happened to show up to save the day. I think that was the only time Dad almost spanked me. Mom usually took care of that for all of us. | We had an old, huge chestnut tree that Dad cussed every year because we had to rake the chestnuts every fall. We used the chestnuts for wars with the neighbors. We also threw the chestnuts in the fire to hear them pop. Dad helped us build a tree house in the chestnut tree that was pretty cool until my neighbor Danny Lundgreen stepped on a board that wasn’t nailed down and fell and broke his leg.

6: Christmas time has always been a very special time in our life. We would pour over the Penne'y's and Sears catalogs to give Mom and Dad something we would like on Christmas. Dad would take us to visit Santa to make sure he had it right with what we wanted. The Sears store use to be where the Logan Library is now and all the toys and stuff were on the second floor. We would all pile into the car and Dad would drive us throughout the valley to see the Christmas displays every year. One of our Christmas traditions was having Dad pull us behind the car with a sleigh or a disk or an inner-tube throughout Richmond. In the summertime, Dad would get a huge inner-tube from Lou's service station and we would sit in the middle of it and roll down the road. Mom was worried sick that we might get hit by a car so we adapted the game to have bounce off wars with the neighbors by putting one person on one side and another person on the other side. The object was to bounce the other person off the inner-tube. There weren’t too many trampolines those days.

7: Some of our favorite Christmas gifts were our Rebel cannons we shot at each other, Bazooka’s that we shot at each other, the hours and hours of paddle pool wars, Rock em Sock em robot matches, and our week long battles with Risk. We always got a new game every Christmas. Perhaps one of my memorable Christmas gifts was when Don woke all of us up by pounding on my first drum set. Little did Dad and Mom realize the hours and hours they had to cart me around the valley with jazz bands, pep bands, and the Front Porch Majority in our old station wagon. When I was in the sixth grade, Dad took me to see the # 1 percussionist in the world. I was hooked after that. It was also the year that Dad took us to see the World Wrestling matches with Krusher Kyslowski at the Smithfield armory. Our neighbor, Larry Buttars said something to Krusher and he picked him up and sat him on the drinking fountain.

8: The entire neighborhood showed up to have Dad teach them how to catch fly balls. Dad was the unofficial coach for all of us. The whole third east road was our ball field as Dad stroked fly after fly after fly. We converted our hay field into our own “field of dreams!” Dad was an excellent ball player himself and taught us all the love of the game. I can remember seeing Dad play for the Richmond team all over the valley when I was little. I still recall the day Dad threw me some curve balls so that I had a chance to hit one. He could throw a mean curve ball. Dad’s favorite team when he was younger was the St Louis Cardinals. His favorite player was Stan the Man Musical. Saturday and Sunday games were announced by PeeWee Reese and Dizzy Dean. We watched them most every weekend. Funny that now Dan and Jan are in St Louis pursuing Dan’s doctorate and one of the highlights of our trip was when we enjoyed a Reds-Cardinals game after we ordained Danny a High Priest that night. In the third grade, my teacher was Mrs. Ash. Dad was the coach of our church young men’s Priest team. Mrs. Ash had a son that was on the top ranked Cache Valley Priest team. Mrs. Ash and I had several discussions about which team would win and advance to the all church tournament in March. I can still remember the sadness when Dad and Mom got home that night. Logan had nipped us in the Cache Valley’s region Championship. Dad was also the team manager of North Cache when the bulldogs won the state championship in 1948. Dad made sure that we all had a basketball hoop to practice on in our yard. All of the neighbors loved playing ball on Dad’s basketball courts. I am thankful that Dad took the time and effort to give us a chance to love sports. Dad used to give me pointers after all of my ball games to make me better. Dad has a keen mind and would have been an excellent high school coach. Seldom is there a game that I umpire or ref that I don’t click into Dad’s sayings or thoughts about basketball or baseball. Saying’s like: “ Ducks on the pond” and “Deuces wild” still make me think of Dad.

9: Happy birthday dad! We all love you so much! | At North Cache Jr. High, I was taught the game of Chess. Dad was kind enough to let me practice my moves with him. We would play Chess practically every Sunday after church. Scott became a pretty good Chess player as well. On my mission to the Philippines, I had several opportunities to sit down to a good game of Chess with grand masters there. I even beat one of them after he beat me six times in a row. The Bobby Fisher-Boris Sassky duels were big news. | Dad taught me how to drive because Mom had a tough time shifting our old 55 Mercury tank we drove and because Dad had more patience with me that Mom did when it came to driving. We would go down west of the Sego Milk plant and drive all over the back roads. When it came time for me to do the drivers test, the tester told me that I was going to pass because he didn’t want to be in the same car as me again. Lore and Kate think that way even today. Dad helped me pick out my first car. When we drove up into the driveway, Mom was furious that we had chosen the first car on the lot.

10: Dad can talk to almost anyone. After going to a meeting with President Kimball with me, Dad was surprised that President Kimball talked to him just as if he was a good friend. Dad and I often discuss articles in the Ensign. Dad has a testimony of President Hinckley, and he has also been impressed with President Uchtdorf, as all of us have been with him. I would like to record Dad’s testimony of the gospel. Dad has always told us that he showed us what not to do. Now he can show us what to do. One of the highlights of knowing Dad was when we were privileged to witness Dad receive the Melchizdek Priesthood. It was right after the conference session and Mom was on her death bed in our front room. What a wonderful spirit we beheld that day. Now I am challenging each and every one of us, including me and Dad, to get to the temple before it is too late. Dad, please give us the blessing we have all wished for and prayed for to see. We beg you to receive your own temple endowments and be sealed to us forever and ever and ever. We all LOVE YOU FOR ALL YOU DID!!! I hope and pray that we can be as good to Dad as he showed all of us with Uncle Ken, Grandma James, Grandma and Grandpa Webb, and Mom.

11: Dad asked Garr Christensen if he could take me with him to haul hay. It was hard work and I was impressed that Dad could keep up with the best of us. Garr would give us a Coke on our mid-morning break. I refused to drink one after we were told at Sunday School to avoid caffeine. Several years later, Garr became one of our Bishops and still had his coke. Gold Coke and Diet Coke weren’t even invented yet. It’s funny that you seldom see me without a Diet Coke now. Many of my fellow umpires know me as the Coke Man. Dad took me to the Army-Navy Store that used to be in Logan and with my first pay check I bought a golf club, an Arnold Palmer putter. Mom could have killed us because we put so many holes in her lawn. Dad taught us how to work hard and to enjoy the work we did. | We were all excited when I got my mission call to the Philippines. Dad got all sorts of information about the Philippines. Late one night or early that morning after Dad had been visiting with some of his buddies at LD’s, Dad woke me up crying. Seeing Dad cry was something we didn’t see very often. Some of his friends had said that I might not go on my mission because we were anything but rich and we couldn’t afford it. Dad stood tall and pledged to me that if it took him working three jobs for me to go on a mission, he would do it. I have never been prouder of my Dad than I was that night.

12: Jana: | One of my earliest memories is of riding around the house on my Dad’s shoulders. I was his, “little peanut”. I broke my leg in the 8th grade. When they took the cast off I thought I’d be running instantly but I fell down and Dad had to carry me then too. He has carried me many times in my life and it wasn’t always physical. | In the summer before 9th grade I drove a motorcycle through the barbed wire fence at the Richmond Cemetery. When some men brought me home Dad was just leaving to go fishing. He said, “What’s wrong Jana?’ As I lifted my head up he went chalk white. He said he could have put his fist in the hole in my throat, it was that deep. He frantically drove me to the hospital. From that day on I became very close to him. He thought I was going to die that day and our relationship changed because of that.

13: My best birthday present was a blue bike. Dad would run up and down the street trying to help me learn how to ride a bike. I wasn’t very coordinated then or now but I finally learned how to balance with his help. He also helped me learn how to drive a car. We would go down to Logan and practice the driving test, like always stop before a side walk, and parallel parking by the temple. When I took the driving test the tester said I was a perfect driver. It wasn’t that I was a good driver, it was that I had a good teacher.

14: On October 9th, 2001, my husband John was stabbed in his barber shop and died. The only people I wanted to call were my parents. Dad answered. He had a hard time hearing me but he finally understood. He said a few swear words and said they’d be down the next day. He told me that he would have gladly died for John but he couldn’t, no parent can take away the pain, all they can do is support their children. He does this very well.

15: I started calling my parents every Sunday when Mom had cancer and I’ve kept it up with Dad. He has a wonderful sense of humor, is very intelligent about history, and current events. I can usually ask him any question and he’ll know the answer to it. He doesn’t usually give advise. He has always believed in free agency and says, “I’ve paid for all of the mistakes I’ve made in my life and you will too.” | Dad is always going to garage sales. He doesn’t do birthdays or Christmas presents but he does find treasures for us. He’s bought me salt and pepper shakers, bells, and teapots. His last find was a rocking horse for his cute great-granddaughter Niah.

16: When I was on my mission to Washington D.C., the first time I talked to Dad on the phone, t told him how hard it was and I didn’t know if I could make it. My wise Father said, “Jana, everything that is worth it, is hard.” In college every quarter I’d call and say I can’t make it and he would tell me over and over that I could do it. I heard him whistle and cheer every time I graduated. I was always proud to be his daughter.

17: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. -Joyce Brothers | The greatest miracle that happened in our family was when Dad became an Elder. I never thought it would happen in this life. When he quit smoking after the colon cancer he said, “This isn’t for the church!” But little by little he started to change. He’d ask me questions about Jesus and the atonement. We saw that “mighty change” happen to Dad. He became more loving, kind, and understanding.

18: Brett remembers living with Grandpa for a few weeks for a couple of summers. Grandpa used to drive them all around to different jobs and different sites in Cache Valley and Idaho. One time they saw a friend of Grandpa’s and he offered Grandpa a beer, and then said, ”What about the young one?” Grandpa said, “No, Nonie would kill me.” One time down near Zion’s National Park, Grandpa said,” There’s a souvenir for you, a petrified pile of cow crap.” I mostly remember his stories and the drives we would take.

19: Matt remembers waking up early to go fishing with Grandpa. Usually he would have Egos and eggs ready to go, if not we would stop at a gas station to get breakfast. Fishing with Grandpa was the best because he did everything, from tying knots, to putting the worm on the hook. He always told us that if we ever started smoking he’d come down and kick our butts. | Trevor enjoys being with Grandpa and going for rides. Grandpa calls him a gypsy, with his long hair. Dad thinks Trevor is going to have an interesting life. He likes spending time with Grandpa. Recently they watched the world cup soccer games in South Africa. | Micah worked with Don the summer of 2010. He stayed with Grandpa. He’s grateful for all the food Grandpa cooked for him and even for the times they didn’t communicate very well and cooked macaroni twice. | Dad has always been excited to hear about the mission calls for his children and grand children. Most of them he was positive about until Rory got called to Zimbabwe, Africa. He researched it out and said to Rory that he couldn’t find one good thing about that mission. “There is no food on the shelves,” he said. Dad changed his tune when Rory came home. He said, “All missionaries should look like Rory, happy, healthy, and mature.” He could also hear every word of Rory’s talk.

20: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today" | I remember Dad coaching me in baseball. He taught me all about the game which became my passion. | Scott:

21: I went to Scout camp with Dad. Dad and Harry Rindlsbacher were the scout leaders for Steven’s group. While I was there I almost got tapped out for Order of the Arrow. | I watched and played pool with Dad and the gang at L.D.’s Café on the snooker table. I’m always proud to be called, “Baby Bounce!!” Dad had a little bounce in his step when playing pool well.

22: I have many hunting memories with Dad. He would always borrow a friend’s gun so I or a sibling could have a gun to shoot. I remember the first pheasant I shot below Thompson’s pond with our dog Tip on point. Dad, Uncle Keith, and Steven were all there to see it by the tracks in some alfalfa.

23: I remember Dad’s words to Dena after she wrecked the truck. He said, “I can help your brother get another truck, but I can never get another you. Please don’t scare your Mother and I like that again.” | “Go get your Mother!! Jana, get in the car.” Dad was calm in a stressful situation even when Jana tried to cut her head off at the cemetery on a motorcycle.

24: Dad helped me get a job at Trenton Feed when I quit college. Bill Bullen said, “I know your Dad and trust your Dad. It’s up to you from here on out to prove him right!” Dad never questioned my decision to quit college, he just said ok, let’s go to work. | I like listening to Dad’s version of the drive home from Franklin in reverse. He was at scout camp in Hull Valley and had to get home. The old push button Plymouth for some reason would only go into reverse.

25: Dad supported all of us while we were on our missions. He would write weekly letters and family updates. Dad supports us in whatever we choose to do, be it a fist fight, sports, or work.

26: Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. | I worked with Dad moving sprinkler pipes and hauling hay for Garr Christensen and Lynn Christensen. We always had a big garden and lots of raspberries. Dad taught me how to work, thanks!!! | Dad and I went to a football game at Romney Stadium. I lost the car keys and Dad had to go get them at the press box during the game.

27: There are many other memories about Dad and some were bittersweet. I watched Dad care for Mother and Grandma James, Uncle Ken, and Grandpa Webb and now me!!

28: Lisa: | Dad was always supportive of everything I did. Anytime I sang, gave a talk in church, or had a Daddy Daughter Party, he would make the effort to come, even if it meant coming in his white work clothes. I always knew if I had done a good job because Dad would start to cry.

29: If I ever needed money Dad would say, “ Give me a couple of hours,” and then he’d go to the pool hall and round up a game of pool. Usually he’d come home with the money. Dad was a really good pool player. | One summer Jana, Dad, and I moved sprinkler pipes. Jana and I could barely lift one together. Dad would move two or three before we would be back to move another one. He never took any of the money. He gave it all to Jana and I.

30: Recently I had some surgery and I had a hard time recovering. Dad called me every day for three or four weeks. At first I wondered why he kept calling and then it got to the point that I looked forward everyday to his phone call. Dad will never know how much that meant to me. | One Saturday Mom and Dad had come down to visit. We decided to go on a drive. We took the pony express trail as far as it would go. We were clear out by Wendover so we stopped for dinner. Dad said it was one of the best days of his life. Speaking of Wendover, Dad was a pretty good Keno player. Many times when we were on vacation he would pay for meals with money he had won.

31: Family means putting your arms around each other and being there. | One fall day Dad was fishing on 3rd damn. Someone from the Desert News was taking pictures of the fall leaves and Dad got in the picture. I got the negative and made a picture for Dad. This is one of the things he treasures the most at his house.

32: We went on several vacations with Dad and Mom. One time we even took Great Grandpa. There was a family reunion in Nampa, Idaho, and we figured we were that far so we might as well go up to Portland and see Uncle Clair. It was a really fun trip until Great Grandpa decided it was time to go home and we still wanted to go to Seattle. We cut the trip short by one day and got Great Grandpa home. He was so tired that when he woke up, he didn’t know where he was and he was home. Another trip we went on was with Jana and her family, along with Dad and Mom to Yellowstone. Jana’s car broke down in Afton, Wyoming. They rented a car for a few days. Dad’s famous line on the trip was, “Count heads,” to make sure we hadn’t lost anybody. We towed Jana’s car back to Logan and all crammed into our van. It was quite the adventure, fourteen people in our van. It’s a good thing seat belt laws weren’t around or we would have gotten a ticket for sure.

33: Every summer for many years our family would go to the Anderson cabin. We have many wonderful memories at that cabin. We fished and played games and went to Wyoming Downs. We all loved cheering for the horses and some wagered a little money once in a while. There were a few people from Richmond who had horses that were racing and we always cheered for them. One time Dixie Anderson’s horse won and she grabbed Dad and took him into the winners circle and he had his picture taken with them. He was on cloud nine. | Dennis also remembers the trip that was mentioned to Nampa, Portland, and Seattle. I think that everyone was on edge a little on the trip home and especially Doyle and me. The next morning he came and got me out of bed and said,” we both need to get out of here for a while, let’s go fishing.” We went to First Dam without the kids or anyone and fished until we both caught our limits. It took a while to catch that last fish but we finally did. It was a fun and relaxing day to just fish and have a few laughs and leave all of our worries behind for a few hours.

34: The only rock that stays steady, the only institution that works is the family | I once told Dad that his calling in this life was to take care of people. It started with Grandma James. She lived with us for a while and had to have 24 hour supervision. Dad was always the first to volunteer to stay home with her. He was really good to Uncle Ken too. Uncle Ken was illiterate and a lot a people took advantage of him, but Dad watched out for him. When Grandma Webb got sick, Dad had just got laid off. His new full time job was taking care of Grandma. He would bath her, cook her meals, take her on a daily drive, and put her to bed at night. Grandpa Webb wouldn’t have been able to live in his house till the day he died if it hadn't been for Dad. But these all pale to the service he gave our Mom. He was so kind and gentle to Mom. He did everything he could to make her comfortable. He bought a hospital bed and put it in the front room. He remodeled a bedroom and made it into a handicap bathroom all so Mom could be at home. I will forever be grateful to Dad for this wonderful example of selflessness and Christ like service. Dad misses Mom and visits the cemetery often.

35: Jordan remembers when he had knee surgery and still wanted to go hunting. Grandpa stayed by the truck with him and the rest of the group flushed birds to them. | Sherise remembers going and visiting Grandpa when she was at Utah State. The visits would start out talking mostly about life stories from grandpa (like hitch-hiking home from California), then they would go on a drive to take a tour of Richmond and see the new houses. One time on a visit Sherise told Grandpa she was pregnant. His reply was “you try and have a girl and I will try to stay alive for nine months” Well she now has two boys so I guess Dad will have to stay alive a little longer for that girl. | Derrick remembers when he came home from his mission. There was lots of talk within the family. Grandma and Grandpa put a stop to it. Grandpa taught us all not to judge. | Cody's favorite memory of Grandpa is going to the card shop and "working" with him. We would get up in the morning and he would get us chocolate donuts and other treats for breakfast. It was always junk food with Grandpa and we were always happy about that. After opening up several packages of cards and stealing all the good ones for myself (it was okay, I am pretty sure Grandpa knew we were doing that because I think he did the same thing) Jordan and I would take a break in the back room and watch TV for a little while. If we got bored again, we would go out and open up some more cards or peruse the cards that were already on display.We usually ended up outside at some point racing our empty pop bottles down the canal/rain gutter that ran next to the card shop. It was "hard work" but for some odd reason, we kept wanting to go back again and again.

36: Don: | Dad taking us fishing on opening day stopping at Sambo’s (Angies) in Logan for breakfast (fishing was not open year round as a kid, usually opened in May).

37: Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. | I had the chance to help Dad clean and take care of the Richmond City Building (Theater) and Library one summer. I remember my pay was a new shotgun from Trader’s Den (next to Grandma James’ house on South Main in Logan) | Our family loves our treats and our pop so Dad would bring home candy bars and drinks to surprise us. Must be in our genes Grandpa Webb, Dad and now me.

38: We were able to find lots of jobs as kids because Dad was willing to help us...sprinkler moving, mowing lawns, weeding gardens and loading trucks at WDCI where Dad worked. This wasn’t an easy job as we had to load 50 lbs. bags into semi trucks. Dad drove fork lift for WDCI and would bring them to us, then help us and give us the money. | Dad had some interesting eating and drinking habits. I think my favorite is him loving a big bag of Funyons.

39: We liked to play basketball so Dad decided to have Dennis Bair build an indestructible basket. He built it and we tried to put a hoop and board on it. It took me, Lisa, Dad ruining Scott’s car, a bunch of drill bits, a little cussing, and some luck, but we got it. The standard is still there 30 years later. | I was lucky enough to play baseball and basketball at Sky View. I always looked for Mom and Dad so I could relax. They made it to most games home or away. They supported us in most of our activities.

40: Dad let us get away with a lot of pranks and having fun. Our friends enjoyed our house. The one time he got mad was when I scared Mom. I was wearing Eric Hancocks gorilla suit, seen Mom in her favorite recliner dosing off. I knocked and she opened the door, half asleep, and screamed for Doyle while slamming the door shut. | I’m not sure but I think one of Dad’s favorite things is Pheasant Hunting. The first Saturday of November has always been a special day in our family. Most openers started at LD’s for breakfast then down below town to where Dad had them spotted. I was a terrible shot but Dad didn’t mind.

41: I got my mission call to the Fiji Islands. I almost gave up and quit, but I hung in there which allowed Dad and Mom one of their fondest memories. They came to get me in Fiji. I looked at my journal and my thoughts back in June, 1985, are: It’s great to have Mom, Dad and Dena here with me. I’m proud of Dad. Dad and Mom really know how to dance, we had a great time together.

42: We thought we would become "carneys" so I bought a Rock Wall business. Dad was our best underpaid help. He would call and ask "you got anybody going with you?" Most times I’d say no, so he would go and sometimes Mom also. I was able to see Mom and Dad as I think they were in their younger years, fun, talking, teasing, etc. I spent a lot of time talking and learned a lot about Mom and Dad. I wouldn’t trade it for anything | I was able to take Dad on a Montana pheasant hunt. Our new dog ran off, we cussed it, but had a good time. We stayed in an old house full of box elder bugs, no TV which was not good for Dad or me. Dad fell asleep, woke up and said "Should we go?" I looked at the clock - it was 12:30 a.m.

43: My favorite memory of Dad is his wonderful care of Mom when she was battling cancer. She became his only concern. What a wonderful example to all of us of what love and service should be. Thank you Dad | "Any man can be a Father, But it takes a special man to be a Dad"

44: Dena: | When I was in high school I worked as a cashier at Jack’s Foodtown in Smithfield. One Saturday I went to work feeling ill. I began sweating and having difficulty breathing. My boss suggested I lay down in the office. My friend was working in the office on the computer, but turned off the lights and I layed down.It became evident I wasn’t getting better. I knew Mom was working, but Dad was home. My boss called Dad. He raced from Richmond to get me to the hospital. He was so concerned he just stopped what he was doing and came. He had been out with his pheasants and had pheasant poop all over his clothes.I was his only priority. I appreciated that. Needless to say, I was hyperventilating and had to breathe into a paper sack at the hospital. They ran some tests and found I was low in potassium. Boy, if only I had been somewhere with paper bags and bananas! | When I was 14 years old, Mom and Dad left one week-end to visit Lisa in West Jordan. I didn’t want to go and was left home with Scott. Saturday morning Scott went to a play practice and I was left home alone. My friends Alan and Melissa and I decided to take Dad’s truck for a drive. Only Alan had driven before. After a while I was confident I could drive the truck. I was too confident and began playing around. I was swerving back and forth being silly and going too fast when I hit a gravel road. I lost control and rolled the truck.Miraculously no one was hurt. I laid on the couch for two hours waiting for Mom and Dad to get home after Scott called them. When I heard the back door open I knew I was dead! Dad simply kissed me on the forehead and said we can replace a truck, but we can’t replace you. I have never forgotten that.

45: In time of test Family is best | As a freshman in high school at Sky View my friends and I liked to go to the sock hops. We weren’t old enough to drive, so our parents had to car pool us. This particular night it was my parents’ responsibility to pick us up after the dance. During the dance a friend of mine decided to leave the dance and go to a party. I begged her not to go and told her I would be mad if she went. She went and drank a lot and took some pills as well. She was in a bad way when some of my other friends took me to see her at Mack’s Park .It was time for us to be picked up so I went back to Sky View and waited not sure what I was going to do. I was so grateful to see my Dad in the driver’s seat because I knew he would understand. He didn’t know exactly what to do because we didn’t know what kind of drugs she had taken. We took her to our house and walked her up and down our living room. Finally, she had to call her Mom. Her Mom knew something was wrong I ended up telling her Mom what had happened. Her Mom called the hospital and then came and picked her up .I went with them to the hospital where she had her stomach pumped.We were told that by keeping her awake we probably saved her life. Mom and Dad never judged her or me and I appreciated their willingness to help my friend.

46: I remember having the experience of a lifetime when my parents and I went to Fiji to pick up Don from his mission.Fiji was amazing. I remember watching my parents dance on the dance floor at our beach resort. Don and I were so impressed by the way they danced. I remember Dad trying to teach me how to play pool and then deciding I was hopeless. I remember Mom wearing Dad’s hat on the beach. She looked hilarious. Dad laughed as my horse came to a screeching stop with me hanging on to the horse’s neck for dear life.I remember crying at Pearl Harbor and searching for the name Webb on the list of men who had died. We laughed as the huge waves knocked us over at Waikiki beach.I know Mom and Dad could have saved a lot of money by leaving me home, but it was never an option. It was a fabulous trip with memories that will last a lifetime.

47: For a senior trip my friends and I decided to plan a trip to Mazatlan, Mexico. When it came time to pay for the trip and confirm plans, my two best friends backed out because they couldn’t afford it.I still really wanted to go, but knew we didn’t have a lot of money. Mom and Dad told me I could go and they would find a way to pay for it.I worked and saved money and they helped too.I went and it was an amazing adventure.I am grateful I was able to go on the trip. Dad even gave me his credit card in case of an emergency.He was the only parent to think about an emergency.I’m not sure it was a true emergency, but I did use the card! | As I was getting ready to graduate from high school, I hadn’t decided if I was going to go to college.Dad told me that girls didn’t belong in college. He said they just waste their money and end up getting married and never graduate. Often, with Dad I would do the opposite of what he said just to prove him wrong.He told me he would never sit through another boring college graduation.I proved him wrong by graduating, and he sat through every boring minute of my graduation ceremony. I guess I can thank Dad, because I graduated from college just to spite him. Thanks Dad!

48: After my son Mitchell was born Mom and Dad would drive down to Logan to baby-sit while I taught school. One night I became extremely ill, vomiting repeatedly as well as going to the bathroom over and over again. Chuck wanted to take me to the hospital but I said no and told him that when my parents came to watch Mitchell they could take care of me and I would be fine.They came, and decided I would feel better in Richmond where I could stay in the back bedroom. We drove to Richmond and I continued to be sick to the point of dry heaves. I was in the bathroom and I heard Dad say to Mom, “I don’t care what that girl says, we are taking her to the hospital!” I came out and agreed to go to the hospital. The emergency room was busy and by this point I was in excruciating pain and moaning from the pain. I think Dad went through an entire pack of cigarettes pacing outside.I was in the hospital for about a week and had to have my gall bladder removed. I am glad he insisted on taking me to the hospital.

49: As I was planning my wedding, Dad came home one afternoon and found me crying. He asked what was wrong. I told him that the invitation I wanted was going to cost more than I thought. He told me that would be the last tear he would see from me about my wedding. He told me to get whatever I wanted and let him worry about paying for it. He was also willing to separate hundreds of red jelly beans from black and white jelly beans because I didn’t want anything red at my wedding. I had a beautiful wedding reception with everything I wanted! Even now, if I say I want an old milk can, or wagon wheels, before long Dad will find them for me. I even remember him cutting wooden blocks for me to use in my classroom. | Mom always told me when I complained about Dad that he was a good man. She tried to tell me that what I saw was not who he really was, but the alcohol talking. When Mom got sick with cancer I saw the good man she was talking about. He took care of her and worried about her in a way I never would have imagined. Dad showed me what true love is all about when he took care of grandma, grandpa, and Mom.

50: Chuck and Drake remember pheasant hunting with Dad. They enjoy driving around looking for birds and listening to Grandpa’s stories. Drake remembers one time waiting in the truck with grandpa and then getting hungry and thirsty, so they drank Uncle Dennis’ Mt. Dew and ate his candy bar. Dad thought they were so sneaky! | Megan and Dylan remember grandpa singing a silly song and then doing a rap while Megan video taped him. Dad told Dylan that Dena’s favorite song as a child was, “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road”. Dylan has to listen to this every time we visit. One afternoon we decided to go for a ride, and what did we see, a dead skunk in the middle of the road! We laughed and laughed.

51: Mitchell was always entertained by Dad when he and Mom were tending him. He remembers grandpa building an airplane in the back yard for him to play on using old pieces of wood and whatever else he could find. He remembers wanting something frightening for Halloween, so he and grandpa used an old pair of pants and an old shirt with a scary mask and put this in the front yard for a decoration. Also, the leaves in the front yard were always fun with Grandpa. | I remember Mom and Dad coming down for Christmas Eve. We have a tradition of playing the left-right game. One time Dad put a $5,00 bill in one of the gifts. He was so excited to see who would get that gift. Another time Dad got the best gift, a pair of boxers with the butt checks attached. We all got a good laugh when Dad offered to model them.

58: Doyle and Winona Webb Family | Steven ( Lore ) | Jana ( John ) | Scott | Amy ( Eric ) Taylor Mckinzie Connor Danny ( January ) Brielle Adriana Mark ( Vanessa ) Matao Mariela Becky ( Josh ) Katie | Matt ( Renee ) Niah Brett ( Emily ) Trevor Rory Micah | Dawna Cami Josh Teddilynn Aubrey Christian Samuel Thomas Jakob

59: Lisa ( Dennis ) | Don ( Jodi ) | Dena ( Chuck ) | Derrick Sherise ( Cody ) Maxwell Samuel Cody Jordan | Kyler Jaxson | Mitchell Megan Drake Dylan | Doyle Ray Webb (2nd Child) Born: August 10, 1955 Died: August 12, 1955

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