Friday, September 13, 2013

Honoring My Father

 

 

Last night, my family had the privilege of attending a ceremony that honored alumni football players of note at my father's high school. Growing up, we had always heard the stories about what a great athlete my father was, back in his high school and college days. This was the first time we were able to experience his glory days with him and were grateful for this chance to be there.

As the alumni were introduced, we were especially proud, when my father was noted as " the greatest athlete the high school had ever produced" and his accomplishments were listed - all state, player at Michigan State University and player in the Canadian Football league.

My father is a quiet man and is not one to speak of his accomplishments, so we were all so happy to be there to hear his accolades and to support him. I think he looks pretty good, for an alumnus of the class of 1953 :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

19 comments:

  1. Precious moments shared with your Dad! Love it that you got to be there:) Have a blessed day dear Vicki, HUGS!

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  2. What a wonderful honor!!! So glad you were there to share it with him. Have a great weekend, Vicki.

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  3. Oh Vicki this is so heartwarming your Dad is very handsome and deserving. What a great moment to share. B

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  4. How wonderful was that! Thrilled you could be there to hear the "best athlete ever" accolades!

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to your father! Both my parents and my sister went to MSU also (my dad was class of 1954). Sadly, my father died when I was in college. You are so lucky to have your father with you - enjoy every minute of your time with him! xoxo

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  6. So happy you all got to share this special moment with him. Quite a remarkable man, and athlete as well.

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  7. How wonderful for him..So many go through this life unnoticed and unrewarded..I think all of us must have done something worthwhile in our life times..Hopefully

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  8. What a moment to treasure! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a special evening you will never forget. They are always proud of our accomplishments so it is nice to be proud of them in return.

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  10. Oh what a loving and special post and time to be with your father. Hugs, Marty

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  11. So glad you all were able to share these memories together. I bet it meant the world to him to have those he loves most to be there!

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  12. How proud you must be. This moment in time will be remembered as long as you live.
    Balisha

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  13. How cool is that! And how wonderful that you and your family were there to join in the celebration. Just awesome!

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  14. What a great honor and I'm glad you were able to attend!

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  15. So glad you were able to attend this special event!

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  16. You must have been so proud! That's so awesome!

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  17. Very fun night for you! The teenagers at the game don't always look down the road at their long term future, so events like this are priceless lessons for them. Life is a journey - live it well. Like your Dad.

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  18. What a wonderful experience to share with your father! Congratulations to him! Hugs, Leena

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  19. Congratulations to your father and your family. What a wonderful way to recognize his talents and the talents of the other alumni. He obviously passed down his love of sports to you and I'm glad you have that and this ceremony to share with him. Ann

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