Tuesday, June 12, 2018

F is for the Fine and Fun Things in Life and Fatherhood

F is a fantastic letter. Filled with fun and finery and flubbing things up! You never know what your going to get with the letter F.
Fourteen years with Princess House as a consultant and oh the joy it still brings me. All the remarkable hand blown items that seem to be falling by the wayside today. Champagne flutes and when our kids were small they would drink their juice from these and other stemware I have. Hand blown glass stemware is more durable the more you use it. Don't lock it away in a cupboard. Enjoy yourself.
I was so sick during the first half of the month of May that I missed showing off my Kentucky Derby 2018 hat from Berkley Hat Co. I was happy that Justify won the Derby and went on to win the Preakness and the Belmont also. His jockey Mike Smith, age 52, the oldest jockey in the sport and now a two time winner. Not bad for a high school drop out with a love for Jesus Christ.  The two of them make me smile.
Justify is one amazing horse. He is magnificent. So beautiful and yet so powerful. I hope he will be able to retire now and enjoy the good life. Lots of pretty little fillies and hopefully a future Kentucky Derby contender offspring. I love horses and as a child, a very shy child, my grandmother's cousin Mr. Kralj taught me to not fear horses. He had a beautiful beast of a horse and he would let me fed him carrots and occasionally a sugar cube. I remember walking up the hill from grandma's house and crossing the bridge over the Arkansas River and down a short embankment to get to Mr. Kralj's house. Oh he was such a good man. I am researching our ancestry and hopefully someone from his phamily will have some photos to share. He and his wife had "a lot" of children. Justify makes a perfect "Tuesday Show and Tail". I miss Angela here too. She recently lost her mom and I know it must be truly difficult for her. Those parental losses are hard to handle. Prayer for peace and strength for Angela during this difficult time.
Father's Day will be here on SONday June 16, 2018.  It is one celebration my own father looked forward to. He would always say don't waste your money and buy me any gifts. I don't need anything but he looked forward to getting new cologne or a novelty t shirt.
My father was proud to be a Colorado native and he had this awesome kind of t shirt. Father's Day is tough for me, because my dad enjoyed it so very much.
I was raised by an exceptional father. Kind, humble, hard working, God fearing, honest. decent and generous.

This is the Walter's Brewery semi-pro baseball team Pueblo, Colorado.The artist Nathan Solano created this portrait from a black and white photo.
I will always love this quote. I Knew all these old school baseball players because my father knew them all so well.
My dad leaning on his bat. We tried to print this pulling the photo from a large group. I love it anyway.

This is such a beautiful statement and the photo is perfect but it is hard to read so I found a copy with where the wording is larger and easier to read

A Papa's love.

Harrison and Papa Roger.
Jeremy Edward and Brody Edward sharing a love of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball and a middle name. Jeremy is a first time dad although he has taken on the role of mentor for Addy too.
I love the words on here. I know most everyone who stops by knows my phamily is bonkers over baseball.  Blessed to be mother to two wonderful sons.
A father and his sons. I made this post rather lengthy and did not mean to. But before I close I want to wish all the wonderful dad's out there an amazing Father's Day 2018. IN our society we often hear only about the deadbeat dads but I personally know several dad's who have stepped up to the plate and raised their children, and raised them well, when they were in difficult circumstances. I toast all of you. May God bless you.

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