Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day!


Dear Dad
I know over the years there have been many times that we have butted heads and not gotten along but through it all you've always been there for me and I want to say thanks for always being a dad I can rely on. You've taught me to work hard, never quit and always, always do the best possible job with a positive attitude. Thanks for being so supportive, no matter what I chose to do, it's always helped knowing that I could try anything and you (and mom) always had my back. Thanks for kicking my ass when I needed it & saving my ass when I needed it. Thanks for not abandoning me when I was being an awful brat... say from age 12 onwards. Thanks for putting a roof over my head, food on the table and never letting me truly want for anything.
You're my hero, teacher & friend... thanks for everything.
All my love-
Your daughter

P.S Thanks for the running thing.. even though I didn't appreciate it growing up and thought you were a freak for doing it...I get it now. So thanks for the running DNA.

7 comments:

Shane"CRASH"Jones said...

Those Leadville shirts are sweet! Nice Geo Metro too! I'm not kidding either- thats a cool pic.

T Z said...

Great post, CMB. I would love to get my boys into running with me. I do have 2 nephews whom I have turned into trail junkies, and it's great.

Travis said...

Two things...

#1 Blossom called and wanted her hat back.

and...

#2 My father used to always carry around a big ass mug like that all the time...but he wasn't a runner. Usually it was filled with iced tea, but sometimes I'd take a sip and it would be "spiked" lemonade.

Strawberry Hill Runner said...

Shane-
I wish I still had that car.. it got amazing gas mileage and was super reliable.. go figure! My purple sparkly Leadville shirt rocked! That was my thanks for helping crew.

TZ- It only took me years and years to get into running, so there's hope for your boys.. someday they too just might "get it".

Travis-
I'd like to see pictures of you circa 1991...
Dad is a caffeine junkie.. so his mug was always filled with Tab or Diet Coke.

Travis said...

Hmmmm...

Try this one:
http://flickr.com/photos/travisfox/226832364/

or maybe this one, with my mullet:
http://flickr.com/photos/travisfox/226824187/

or this is a personal favorite:
http://flickr.com/photos/travisfox/226832369/

David Ray said...

"Blossom called . . ."

Priceless.

So you're saying my kids probably think I'm a freak. I think that's what you said.

Nice post. Makes for a proud dad.

Strawberry Hill Runner said...

Alright Travis.. I laughed my ass off at the mullet.. and then I spent way too much time looking at your other pictures and I could make all sorts of rude comments, but I'm feeling nice... your kid is awfully cute, I want to pinch his rosy little cheeks.