Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Special Mushroom!

Have you seen these mushrooms growing on trees in the woods?

Take a good look at them next time you do.
My Dad did and look what he did with them.

I have always loved this mushroom. I always thought that it was cool that Dad drew on it and it looks so neat after it dried.

I was so excited when I found it on Dads shelf.

This is the back of the mushroom.

I have it displayed next to one of our favorite pictures from the Adirondacks. By any chance did Dad give you one of these mushrooms years ago?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Temporary Home!

We brought Dads bike to our house last week. Our friend Kevin helped us get it here. He has been riding Harley's for a long time (30-40 years) and had an enclosed trailer to bring it here in.
Kim and Chris don't have their motorcycle licence yet, but both want to get their permits and start riding.
The bike doesn't seem to need a lot of work. It just needs some minor repairs and new rubber. Keeping it inside really helped keep the bike in great condition.

Even though we had to buy the bike and Kim will be buying it back from us someday, it was worth it to keep it in the family.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Our Special List!

Click on the picture to enlarge.

This poem was given to us by one of the Harley riders before Dads funeral. We had the Pastor read it during the service. We knew that it would mean a lot to the guys that were riding for Dad that day.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Special Room!

In Dad and Sharon's apartment there was a special room. Dad's room! Dad couldn't ride his Harley anymore so one of the special things in Dad's room was his bike. We can't believe the things he kept and saved. One thing that just cracked us up about the room was that on this little table there was probably 100 throw away lighters. Dad never threw them away even though none of them worked anymore. There were toys out of cereal boxes on the table also. Jerzie loved to play with them.

The next thing you are going to see is Dads special shelf. For as long as Kim and I can remember Dad has had this shelf. We were never allowed to play with the stuff on these shelves when we were younger but we were allowed to look. So when it came time to go through the room Kim and I just kept looking at each other because we knew we shouldn't be touching this stuff.

If you look close you can see Dad's shot glass collection on the shelves. There are 3 shelves full of shot glasses and more in boxes.

We just kept saying "how do you pick and choose?" One thing that was said by someone was "if it is on Dads shelf it must mean something to him". That kept going through our minds as we looked at everything on the shelves.
This is his gun cabinet. We all chipped in to buy it one year for Christmas. Kim took it home with him because he has kids running around his house and we felt that he needed it more than us.

These shelves went all the way around his room. We put them up for him a few years ago because he was running out of room.

And here is his pride and joy. Kim is also taking this home with him. I know it means the world to him.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


After Dad's funeral we went back to Dad and Sharon's house and had dinner. Most of the food was catered and paid for by one of Dad's friends. We also cooked hot dogs on the grill and had some munchies.

Most of you that know Dad know that he loved to have people over for picnics and such, so that is what we did. It was great to hear all of his friends talk about the old days.
As you can see in the next picture there was a bottle of Jack Daniels going around. Kim poured at least 40 shots and we all did a shot together for Dad. JD was one of Dads favorites and that is what he told everyone he wanted when he was in the hospital.

You should have heard the noise that came out of all the guys when they did the shot.

We did as Dad asked us to do.

"Have a party for me!"


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