BC: Dad brings strength and stability to the family and a feeling of security to life. He gives us a sense of value and self-worth and a foundation of love to last a lifetime. For your guidance and trust and your solid advice, for your labors of love and for each sacrifice, and for giving it all without thinking twice, Dad, you're loved and admired so much! We love you, Sandy, Sarah, Shawn, Carter, Travis, Natalie, Shane, Turner, and Sydney
FC: Dad, caring, fun, helpful, encouraging, generous, loving, kind, thoughtful. All the wonderful things a dad could be that's what you are!
1: Dad, to celebrate this milestone birthday, we've put together 50 of our favorite memories and moments of you...enjoy!
2: 1. Coaching all of us kids in Basketball | Lets go Team!
3: 2. Taking us all to our 1st Husker game Some highlights we'll never forget: stopping in Wisner to get sandwiches, watching Art kiss his wife after every touchdown, and looking forward to getting candy from the Candy Man!
4: 3. Introducing us to Billy Joel, John Cougar Mellencamp, Bruce Sprinstein, Eagles, ... | 4. Who could forget the "I'm just the dog"story?
5: 5. Nobody rocked the old coaching shorts quite like you did dad!
6: 6. Driving to school in dad's smelly work truck | 7. Working hard for his money
7: 8. Taking Shawn on his first pheasant hunting trip | 9. Taking Travis, Shane, and Turner fishing in Canada
8: 10. Boating on the Pontoon
9: 11. Getting us lost on Table Rock Lake during a rainstorm
10: 12. Dad mowing the lawn with his shirt off | 13. Dad's shirtless runs over the lunch hour
11: 14. Hartington Invitational Weekend
12: 15. Fishing with dad and "battries" at Samelson's pond | 16. Teaching us how to cook
13: 17. Grilling Burgers and Brats at Cedar football games
14: FLORIDA | 18. Griswold minivan vacation to DisneyWorld
15: OUR GREAT ADVENTURE | 19. Becker - Becker vacation to Gay Days at DisneyWorld
16: 20. Dancing with his girls
17: 21. Teaching us how to play piano
18: 22. Becoming a Volleyball Dad
19: 23. Playing Coed Volleyball | 24. Going to Dad's softball games
20: 25. Team of 1980 Induction into Basketball Hall of Fame
21: 27. Dressing up in Purina Checkerboard | 26. Softball parties on our deck at the old house
22: 29. Being a goofy and fun-loving dad and husband | 28. Broken light daddy
23: OUR GREAT ADVENTURE | 30. Giving Sydney money for the Dollar Store
24: 31. Getting stuck in the snow taking Grandpa and Grandma home during the blizzard of 2010
25: 33. Becoming a Grandpa | 32. Dad getting strip searched at airports because of his hip
26: 34. Becker Bash
27: 35. Dad singing Karoake to Margaritaville | 36. Sarah beating dad in a 100 m race, Dad beating Sarah several years later in the 2 mi
28: 37. Don't let the bird on the carpet!
29: 38. Hunting with Dad | 39. Teaching us how to ride our bike down the big hill at our old house
30: 40. Being involved in church and Capital Campaign | 41. Buying Sydney Shirley Temples at the Golf Course
31: 42. Dad singing with Grandpa and his brothers
32: 43. Going to Feed & Chick to climb on the feed bags and play with the baby chicks
33: 44. Dad going to all our sporting events | 45. Going to Ginny's restaurant for breakfast after dad loaded hogs
34: 46. Flaming Blue Jesus
35: 47. Dad's sweet dance moves
36: 48. DEEG 2011 | 49. Leaving Travis in the van at the Wayne basketball game...twice!
37: 50. Receiving a new nickname once Natalie joined the family...Marko