BC: To: You From: Us With all the love in the world!
FC: Ted J deBraga
1: I know you are sitting there wondering why you got a book with a bunch of pictures of yourself, and it makes me smile thinking that you may have an expression a lot like the one in this picture on your face. The reason for this book is simple though, we love you so much we think you need a book about you, for all of us to enjoy together!
2: Many of us didn't know your father Frank deBraga, but most of us knew Grandma Goldie. What we don't know, however, we can assume; they must have been pretty great to have made you!
4: The beautiful Lois deBraga! Your first love and the mother of your children. Your legacy begins here. Growing up I heard stories about how you could have been a professional baseball player, but you chose your family. Of how you married your first love, and how she knew she was going to marry you at first sight.
6: Walt Disney couldn't have written a better love story, and look at those cute kids! Kids of the Churchill County prom King and Queen, so this is how the fabulous, "And they lived happily ever after" continues. I've always wondered. Only I'm a little confused, how did Trevor get in the 60's and where is Lester? ...Just kidding!
8: Teddy married Vickie, Shannon married John, and Lester married Angela... And then came the babies in the baby carriage. Teddy and Vickie gave birth to Ted J deBraga III May 21, 1982 a healthy happy little boy. The first of many grandkids. 19 months later came Tori your first grand-daughter. Lester and Angela had 3 sons Trevor Trent and Franky who grew to be impressive athletes. And Shannon and John had 2 beautiful daughters Simone and Celene 1993 Lois passes
10: Where one chapter ends... | The next chapter of your life brings a new love! And 3 new children that grow up to love and adore you. In 1998 Ted deBraga and Barbara Morina become husband and wife. Max, Bekah and Leah get a hell of a deal with a one in a million step dad.
18: Love Letters | Pops there is no real words to express the love and appreciation we have for you. You are the glue to the deBraga family that keeps us all together and we all look to you for wisdom and advice. You have always been there for me and always encouraging me to follow my heart. You have helped contribute to make me the person I am today. Thanks for always being there for me and now my family. We love you- Tori, Mark and Treston
19: Pop, There is not enough room on this page for me to express how much we appreciate all the things you have done for us. You have always put your family first, and it makes me so proud to call you my grandfather. Kristen has joined our family and you have welcomed her with open arms, and accepeted her as if she has been a deBraga all of her life. I am so happy that Kasen has you as a great grandfather, and he is always happy to see you. He will always be reminded what a wonderful great grandfather he has, and I hope he turns out half as great as his grandfather and great grandfather. We love you very very much and are very proud that you are our grandfather and great grandfather. Love, TJ Kristen and Kasen deBraga
20: My Dad December 2012 My dad is the dad every child would love to have. My dad is and was there for me in every venture I got into good or bad. My dad was there for Little League, midget league basketball, high school basketball, high school rodeo, and when I wanted my first pickup. There were times in high school basketball that I would look up into the stands and see my dad and mom, they would be the only Fallon people there. I was proud and happy. My dad supported me when I wanted to take the laser equipment over and make a business out of it. And to this day still thinks that I am crazy for doing what I love to do. My dad is the driver for me I would not be where I am today if I did not have his guidance and support. My dad loves his grandkids he always has a story about one of them and tries to keep up with all their activities.
21: Where ever I go and run into someone that knows my dad personally, or knows of him tell me how great of a guy he is. I am very proud to have Ted deBraga as my dad. Dad I love you this has not been said very much through the 53 years that I have been in your life because of our strong willed minds. But we all know it every time I see you and have to say good bye. I love you. Teddy | Pop, I’m truly grateful for all the things you have done, both big and small to make me feel loved. Thank you for raising such an incredible son. You’re one in a million, in every way. Within this little message, I relay to you, treasured blessings sincere & true thanks also wishes & much more for being a wonderful Father in law. Vickie
22: Pops, you have been the worlds greatest grandpa, you've always been there no matter what. You're our strongest support, and helping hand. Your love has never failed, and I appreciate everything you have done. I love you so much, Celener beaner
23: My Dearest Daddy, Without you in my life I would not be at peace And I would not have my heart filled with love and devotion for my children and my brothers. You have always loved and cared for me with no regards to my life changes that I have gone through. No matter the circumstances and drama/ you, Daddy was the one who stood beside me with love and support. You Never judged and you NEVER turned your back on me. As I write this I think to myself (What would I ever do without you. There is no male in my life that I have ever met that could ever hold a candle to the most caring, loving, honest, Sweetest human on this planet). I love you Daddy and I miss you everyday. Your Loving Daughter, Shanon | Love Letters
24: Pops, I wish that I could go back in time and be able to travel the little bumpy road from your house to mine on my little peddle bike. I miss being just an adventurous bike ride away. I remember going on jeep rides around the property asking you to honk the jeep horn every five minutes and of course the tractor rides as well. I am so very grateful and fortunate to have grown up having you in my life. You have taught me how to love and forgive and showed me the importance of what it means to stay whole as a family. You have been a shining example of what it means to put family first. You have always been there for me and for that I am eternally grateful. I love you so much Pops. Thank you for all that you have done for me. You are the best grandpa that any girl could ever have. I love you dearly Love Simone
25: Ted I am very happy to be part of your family I think you are a great person with a big heart. Simone and I are extremely grateful for everything you have done for us. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your awesome family. Kelton
26: Hey pops just wanted to Thank you for everything. You have always been there for me and always been a huge inspiration in my life whether it was through sports, work, or being a good person. I can't Thank you enough for all the "Mav money" you always give us, and all the support you've given me my whole life. I'm proud to say I've grown into the man I am today because of you! Love ya pops! -Trevor | Pops, Thanks for everything you do for me and the rest of the family. You are my biggest hero and role model and i strive to be like you. You put everybody before yourself and bend over backwards for us. I love Ya Pops! -Frank
27: Love Letters | Pops, I don't know where to begin to thank you for all that you have done for me. You are truly the best grandpa anybody can ask for and more than that, your a role model. You have always been there for me and I can't thank you enough for supporting me in everything I have done throughout my life. You are one of the most hard working, and loving person I know and a huge role model in my life. I hope one day I can grow up and be as cool as a grandpa and person as you are. You are somebody that I have always looked up to and somebody I aspire to be. I always look forward to coming home for breaks to get to see you and always look forward to those games where I could look up and see you in the stands. From when we were little we always wanted to go over to the shop to see what you were doing, and even to this day, I still always look forward to going over to your shop just to stop by and talk. Thanks for all that you have done for me pops, I can always count on you and I know you will be there for me whenever I need anything. Thanks for being the best grandpa a guy can ask for and a role model for me as well as everybody else in our family. "Thanks for everything guy" Love Trent
28: dad, just wanted to say thanks for every thing you have done for me and my family. I'll never begin to repay you for all you have taught us about what life is all about, and what it takes to succeed. If we can only fill half your shoes we will all succeed in life. We love you, Lester
29: Pops, I just want you to know that I couldn't ask for a better father in law, and grandpa for my children. You're the greatest. I love you, Angela
30: My dearest husband, my love, It is hard to know where to start. You are the most amazing man, the perfect western gentleman. Everyone that knows you, respects you. You are calm, thoughtful and caring. So many people through the years have looked to you to lead the way during difficult times and challenging problems. I have seen you be a mentor to younger men, helping them to be the best that they can be. You are a wonderful role model, and that brings me back to what you have meant to me and my children. You opened your heart and your home to us. You showed my children and I that there really are truly good men in the world.
31: Love Letters | You have been so supportive of me in my career even when it is so demanding of my time and energy. I know that I have been a better person, mother and nurse, because of you. Thank you for these last 18 + years. You have danced with me, traveled with me, swam with me in our pool, and just sat with me on quiet evenings. You are my safe harbor in the storm. I know that when I am in your arms, with your kiss on my forehead, that all is right in the world. You are the love of my life. Your wife, Barbs | I respect you more than anyone I have ever known. You have been my friend and my love. You have been patient with me and my intense emotions.
32: Love Letters | Dear Ted, You are my biggest male role model! When I met Kade, I held on to him because I knew I deserved a great husband that would take care of me the way that you have taken care of mom! And because my little boy deserved the kind of great heaven sent parenting that you gave me! Just like you are not my biological father, Kade is not Evan’s. But you are so much more than a genetic bloodline shared between us! You didn’t help build my body, but you made me the person I am. You taught me to be someone who treasures family more than anything. Like you, I hope that my sense of humor brightens people’s days the way that yours has brightened mine so often. You have always been so kind to me. Even when I was young and I didn’t know the deBraga family, I always felt completely welcomed by you. When I got pregnant and came running home to you and mom, I felt so unsure about my future, and I knew that people would frown upon my choices, but not you. You never said a single unkind word; you only supported me. You have been so good to me, and Evan too! Evan loves you so much and I am very proud of him for that! But how could he not. Thank you for including me, my son and of course my wonderful husband into you beautiful family. You have been the best father! I can’t think my mom enough for finding you. And every time you tell me the story about the beasty little girl that told you to leave or else she’d cut her hair off, it makes me laugh so hard. I can’t believe that that was me! But I never could have known how wonderful you are! I am just so glad that you didn’t leave! Love, your daughter and her family, Leah, Kade and Evan Schank
33: Love Letters | Dear Papa Ted, Risa, Yuma-duma, Aysia, Misumi, and I were all talking about you recently. We all came to the same conclusion (Risa had to defer to our greater knowledge.) Papa Ted is the best! If you have any faults WE don't know them and don't want to. We all love and adore you, not to mention look up to you in the highest esteem. -Max III | Ted, I didn't take advantage of the time I lived with you and mom. I was not use to having such a nice, caring male around. I wish I realized sooner how much of a good person you were. I am so thankful that my mother found you. You have given her so much but the best thing you gave her was the feeling of safety, comfort and love. I am also grateful that my sister was able to have such a strong, giving person to become a huge part of her life. Someone to look up to, respect and try to be more like. You've shown us all that life can be full of happiness and kindness... And I thank you for that. Rebekah Sommer