S: Through the Years 1977-2014
BC: Having a place to go is home, having someone to love is family, having both is a blessing | Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life! ~Albert Einstein
FC: MICHAEL STEPHANIE | THERESA | JENNIFER BRIAN
1: The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family. ~Lee Iacocca
2: "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" - Lydia M. Child
3: "The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -George Santayana
5: It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. Friedrich von Schiller
8: Theresa | "Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes."
10: Caraher Family
12: Grand-fathers are for loving and fixing things. ~Author Unknown | Quinton
14: A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold
18: To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~Euripides | Pappy | Stephanie
19: "I'm so lucky as can be, the world's greatest Dad belongs to me."
20: I WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR LITTLE GIRL
21: McKenzie | Alana
22: You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr. | BRIAN
24: A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. ~Frank A. Clark
25: Madeline Beth
26: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow but live for today" | WEDDINGS
29: A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. ~Author Unknown
30: From Children
31: To Adults
32: I AM MY FATHER'S SON This means I am always right, never wrong, don't need directions, incredibly good looking, have too much hair on my body, grody toenails, tell terrible jokes that are always funny and I don't need help, I can do it on my own damnit. | MY OLDEST MEMORY WITH YOU I must have been 3 - 4 years old. I remember, sitting in the middle of the bench seat in your pick-up listening to Cotton Fields. I still miss that truck. | Funniest memory with you: | ONE THING I TRULY ADMIRE ABOUT YOU: How you honor and cherish my wife. Words can not express how much it means to me that you love her as your own. | Train your son in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 You have done this, I'm honored to be your son.
33: Favorite "Gift": Acceptance; meaning that we accept who we are, who we were, and who will once be. Thank you for teaching me the true meaning of the word. Advice that I now take to heart: Always call home to let your parents know where you are so that they don't have to worry unnecessarily. | Song that ALWAYS reminds me of you: Eatin' rainbow stew in a silver spoon, Underneath that sky of blue. All be drinkin' free bubble-up, An' eatin' that rainbow stew. | A specific sorta childhood memory: Beach week my senior year of high school and I called to check in and you said, "You didn't do anything stupid like get a tattoo, did you?" Umm.... Memorable Quote: "Oh, look! I found popcorn in my bellybutton!" | Adult memory: When we were at a concert, not sure which one, and these two "Large", annoying women were behind us with a skinny guy, and I remember the evening ending with us leaving after you dramatically called the women "Faaaat, fat, fat, fat, fat!"
34: Most memomorable moment: I remember when Scruffy was really sick and dad had taken him back to the vet. I waited by the window upstairs to see if dad was bringing him home. When I saw dad get out of the minivan holding his collar, I burst into tears and ran downstairs and started yelling at him. Dad took me for a long walk around the block; just the two of us and we talked about my feelings about Scruffy.It was a true father daughter bonding moment and it made me feel better about the passing of my furry best friend. | I used to love and hate when dad would use Christmas wrapping paper to block off the hallway so we could not see what Santa Claus brought us until everyone was up the next morning. Little did he know that Michael, Theresa and I used to use the Strawberry Shortcake table to stack things on so we could peak over the top of the wrapping paper. Then one day we finally realized it would be a better idea to just sneak into mom and dad's room and go outside and look through the doors and windows on the patio to see what Santa had brought us. | Favorite adult memory: In May when Wes and I were in town for a wedding we had happy hour with dad. I stayed later to have another glass of wine with him and just chat. It was great. The next morning I had breakfast with just me and my dad. It was great....I felt sad when it was over because I don't and haven't had special moments like that in a long time. | Most memorable song: "As a kid we used to dance around and act crazy to "Rawhide" and a song that I think was called "Rainbow stew," we had a great time and I clearly remember hitting my head on the fire place with one of my brilliant dance moves. | Favorite gift.... that I am still waiting on with a big smile...my horse. Dad used to tell me that one day he would get me a horse.... little did he know how great of a memory I would have at the age of 5 and still 26 years later.
35: FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY: 1) You called and said you would be late from work. Five minutes later you came in through the back door. 2) I had fake nails for Grandma and Grandpas 50th and couldn't hold the nail polish brush, so you painted my nails for me. | FAVORITE GIFT: Trampoline; I read the rules, didn't follow them, and had a blast! MEMORABLE MOMENTS: When I was a little girl, my most favorite things to do were dance on your feet, sit on your lap, and crawl up your legs to do a flip. And of course, softball--you were always there. When I was itty bitty, you tried so hard to put my hair in a pony tail. | FAVORITE ADULT MEMORY: I'm cheating; mine is from my wedding. You gave Jason permission to marry me, welcomed him with loving arms, and told him to take care of your little girl. When you "gave" me to Jason it was the most heartfelt hug you ever gave me. Our father/daughter dance will forever be engrained into my mind. It was then, that I felt so much love and happiness that I cried from being your little girl one true last time. | QUOTE: "...I realized how much I love you and how much you mean to me. I thought about good times and sad times and how grateful I am that you let me and Holly help direct you into the fine young woman you have become." | WHAT I MISS: I miss sitting on your lap, being goofy with you, and scrunching up our smiling faces at each other and laughing. | SONG: The Cardigans-"Lovefool" (Say that you love me) Because whenever it would come on you would sing the high pitched "Love me, Love me"
36: FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY "In March of 1993 Dad came to pick me up from Eric's house during a blizzard because I was extremely sick. I remember driving through a foot of snow in the Celebrity." | FAVORITE GIFT AND MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS: Train set (as a kid) and working on it together (when I got older) , the tree house, working on the tree house and going to the Air and Space Museuam | FAVORITE ADULT MEMORY "Dad and I went to the OU-Neb game in Lincoln, NE in November 2005. The day after the game we sat around at a mall and watch cars race around a track. We both agreed that the Miata with the oversized tires had the best handling and the Firebird was just all over the place." | MOST MEMORABLE ADVICE: Perhaps not direct advice, but he introduced me to a couple of retired admirals from the Navy. At one point I considered the idea of going to the Naval Academy. The standards necessary for admission helped convince me to do well in school | QUOTE: "Yeah Baby!" | WHAT I MISS: "Working on construction projects together such as the basement and addition, he really helped enable me to take on projects myself" | SONG: "Radar Love" --Listened to it while driving down Highway 15 and Dad said it is hard to drive slow to this song.
37: Grandpa Argg: "When will I get MY gold tooth?" "Can I drive the dingy?" "I promise it's just the beard that scares me...." Love Ashur, Quinton, and Kylie | Grandpa:~~I look forward to creating memories with you just like mommy did...only ours will be better! Love McKenzie | Grandpa: "Arggg!!!" "Can we go back to the beach?" Grandpa, I love you and happy birthday to my favorite pirate. Love Eowyn and Anankin | Hi Grandpa: I can't wait to come sailing with you for a weekend when I get older. I promise to be a good first mate. Love Maddie
38: Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
42: Girls just wanna have fun!
43: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. -Joyce Brothers
44: Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation. ~ C. Everett Koop | 12/17/2011
45: Grandpa Arg | Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers.
46: "Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap."
47: Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation. ~ Lois Wyse
48: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
49: Memories from your 50th. Hopefully memories from your 60th will be just as special! We love you! -Mac Pack-