Happy Father's day to all of the Fathers out there; and for those of us whose Fathers have passed on, I offer this tribute by Merle Haggard:
My Dad raised me on a farm. Very hard working man. Played just as hard. Would work on the farm all day and then spend a couple hours in the Summer evenings playing Tether Ball with my brother and I in the front yard. Hunted and fished primarily for food, secondarily because he enjoyed it. Always involved us kids. Taught me many life lessons that I use today.
I am Blessed to have purchased the farm I grew up on. The outbuildings are still here. We built a house to live in. I see my Dad's hand every time I walk into the old outbuildings.
I tried to be that Dad with my boys. We see each other every 2 or 3 days. Going to one Son's house this evening for a cookout. My boys enjoy the same hobbies I do and we play together frequently.
Miss Dad daily.
Here's a pic of me and my Dad after a day of hand fishing in the river.
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Richard thats a big cat ! Did you guys ever get one bigger and just didnt get a pic of it ?