Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #43: A Father's Pride

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Blog entry by William posted 02-06-2012 02:02 AM 7062 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 02-06-2012 02:12 AM

Looks good William, your going to like it. Have you whooped on it yet ?

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 02:22 AM

Wow guys yall have done an outstanding job helping your dad. You can be proud of yourselves. You are learning the basic skills that will help you fix and rebuild almost anything. All it takes is time, elbow grease and common sense. And I dont know why you guys had to go get wax at the store your dad had plenty in his ears;). Wait till I get my smithy shop going and we will get your dad to bring you guys over and see one in used differently.
Again great job guys.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 02-06-2012 02:22 AM

I haven’t been up to swinging anything as heavy as my lightest hammer today unless I had to.
When the boys got it done though, I did let them whack it a few time on top to see how stout that thing is. Even though it is not exactly the heaviest table in the shop, that sucker is SOLID. Them hitting it sounded like dropping a heavy sledge hammer onto a very thick concret slab. You can just hear that kind of solidity when you hit something like that. I think I am going to be very pleased with it.


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#4 posted 02-06-2012 02:24 AM

I read you response to them SuperD. They are grinning from ear to ear.
They are very proud of them selves and rightfully so.
I read your to them special because they know and like you so much. After I get more responses though on this blog, I’m going to go back and read them all to them. This one was all them.


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#5 posted 02-06-2012 02:44 AM

Great post, and a fine looking family. May it serve you all well for a long time.

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#6 posted 02-06-2012 02:52 AM

From what I can find, this vice is at least fifty years old. I’ll be willing to bet it’ll outlast most vices made today. They just made things to last forever back then.

Thank you for the compliment about my family. This is half the bunch. I have seven boys and one girl.


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#7 posted 02-06-2012 03:16 AM

Glad to hear it William. Hope tommorrow is better for you. Sounds like you have a great crew there!

As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
psalm 127:4


-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#8 posted 02-06-2012 03:54 AM

That is a special group of boys you have there and you should be very proud of them. I know kids don’t just happen to be like yours so I know you have gone the extra mile in raising these boys right. They are a true blessing. Tell them they can come work with me anytime. I would be proud to have them.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-06-2012 04:23 AM

Thank you both. My kids often give me great pride. I’m afraid I don’t exress that enough.

I alway push my kids to be all they can be.
My favrorite occurance I love to tell about is a statement I hear often.
I’m often told by different people who know my family and I well enough to spend much time around my house, “you have some well behaved and respectful kids, but you’re too hard on them some times”.
My favorite response is, “How do you think they got to be so well behaved and respectful?”


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#10 posted 02-06-2012 06:10 AM


Good looking and GOOD young men. They should be justlly proud of what they have accomplished: just as you can be proud of what you have accomplished. It seems that a lot of people today use the tv or video games as a surrogate parent so they won’t be inconvenienced by having to interact with their kids. You, however, in spite of your pain and difficulties, look for every opportunity to be a PARENT. You have done a magnificent job and these boys are your reward. You all should be very happy. A post like this reminds me of how thankful I am for my family. Thanks, buddy.


-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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