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OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:27PM

Well guys, Dad has moved on to a far better place.

He was my mentor, I followed him in my career (he was a Fire Captain), and we did many things together. He was a heck of a mechanic and his foundation was based in his Army Air Corps training. Dad worked on the B-17, 24 and 29s during the war.
I loved hearing his war stories. He taught me well.

When I decided to do a Crown car back in "77" he said: Why are you ruining a perfectly good car? He never was a fan of my Hot Rodding passion however he always pitched in and gave me good advice. I enjoyed the hell out of our last ride in the V-8 car and I think he did too. Dad had Alzheimers.

I only hope that my boys feel about me as I felt about my Dad.

I miss you Dad, Godspeed.

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:31PM

Just remember all the good times! Sorry for your loss...





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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Date: March 29, 2012 06:33PM

I'm sure they will, Joe.

Sounds like your Dad had a great life. It seems you do too.


Sorry to hear of your loss, I know it well.
Dan

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: Swifster ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:35PM

sad smiley

Tom Allen
Lakeland, FL
Just Another Day in Paradise



1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4BBL, 4-Speed, A/C

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: curt ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:44PM

Sorry for theloss, happy for the memories you have.

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: bubba ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:45PM

your pops look like he's sayin, "why did we stop here? lets go!" sorry for your loss my friend.

bubba, chester ca.

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:47PM

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I only hope that my boys feel about me as I felt about my Dad.

I so know what you mean. I went through similar feelings when I lost my father 8 years ago. Gut-wrenching.

My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: geezer43 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 07:25PM

What a great tribute to your father! Hope he is enjoying his better place.

Jim Johnson
Chandler, Arizona

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: March 29, 2012 07:28PM

Very sorry to hear of your loss.My prayers are with you and your family.Sounds like he was a great guy.Cherish those memories.

In the Hub City, Belen NM

Lead from behind..... get left in the dust
"I have not failed I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work" Thomas Edison

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: patpaldino ()
Date: March 29, 2012 08:13PM

Sorry about your loss...glad you have lots of fond memories together.

'65 vert ~ Worcester, MA

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 08:37PM

Your dad sounds a lot like mine and I miss him still since 1988 . Very sorry for your loss , I do Know how you feal.

John Shoemaker,Riegelsville,PA.
61 Rampside full custom show truck
65 Monza 110/4 vert driver
65 Full Custom Monza 140 Cp
66 Corsa FITCH SPRINT Documented ( in Process,recondition)
66 CorV8 350 "firevair"Custom Show




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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: March 29, 2012 08:47PM

truly fortunate to have had the life with your dad you did, my dad got me started with Corvairs in the 60s, i know how you feel, it hurts but you were lucky to have had him in your life.

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: nnsquared ()
Date: March 29, 2012 08:49PM

google a book called "fatherloss", maybe a space in there. Read it and learn more about what you are feeling and where it fits.

Regards,
Kerwin,
Valley Forge, PA
65 Monza 110 PG, Stinger wannabe SW 001


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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: gmgmtl ()
Date: March 29, 2012 09:46PM

Joe sorry for your loss, you had a father to be proud of.
I lost my dad ten years ago, it seems like yesterday. He would not talk of the war until his last few months. My brothers and I presented him with his WWII Veterans Recognition medal a few days before he passed.
GMoore

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: March 30, 2012 01:54AM

You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your father.

Cherish the memories and know that in some way he will always be with you.

I am fortunate to still have both of my parents, dad is 81 and mom is a little younger. In December they celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Dad still plays with his cars and mom still puts up with it.

I cherish every moment I can spend with them and talk with them several times each week. One day I will loose them, I know that it is something I can never be prepared for.

Again, I am sorry for your loss.

1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: 4MiloEli ()
Date: March 30, 2012 02:41AM

Joe ... I'm betting you're a chip off the old block, which means your boys WILL miss you just as much one day. Even if you've told them a thousand times before, tell your boys every story you can remember about growing up with him. It will help you grieve, and you'll have helped them learn how to handle their own when you're gone. Peace, friend.

Jay Pitchford
65 Corsa convertible
Columbus OH





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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: March 30, 2012 12:08PM

About 3 month befor my Dad went in February he and I hot lapped his 39 Zypher around the block together.

The front right break was grabbing and I did'nt want to take it on the highway.

But guess who was all for taking it out to the highway and "Opening this baby up!!"

No picture of us in the Lincoln together ...but it happened.

Hang in there we are riht there with you buddy


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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: Fast Eddie ()
Date: March 30, 2012 12:57PM

Sounds like your dad was a great guy, you'll now have a lifetime of good memories.

Bowie,MD

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: Corveight ()
Date: March 30, 2012 01:15PM

Joe sorry to hear this news. My Dad also served in the Army Air Corps, was an aerospspace mechanic and now has Alzheimer's. Sounds like our Dad's had a lot in common.

Warren Holt
Cleveland, Ohio
65 Crown V8
65 Turbo Coupe
68 Monza

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Re: OT Dad's last ride
Posted by: dan giannotti ()
Date: March 30, 2012 03:15PM

Thank the Lord every night for good parents, I sure do, wonderful generation...

Dan Giannotti

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