So Proud To Carry On Your Name
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A farmer's son was born in 1939. One of eight children in a rural town in Texas. He was raised working on the farm doing all the chores that he was assigned by grandpa. The family values that he learned in his upbringing taught him to always work hard and do what is necessary to provide for his family.
He left the public school system in 1950 at the age of 11, to help keep the farm running. At that very young age, he had learned all of the tools of the trade. The jobs that followed through his teen years varied from blue-collar hard labor to the slaughterhouse which he always mentioned with some regrets.
At twenty, his life would completely change for the rest of his existence in this world. His one and only true love were five years younger, but in this meeting of destiny age was only a number. Six years and three kids later he moved to California where he settled the family. For the next 50 years, he worked four separate blue-collar jobs. With his limited education, he always managed to still move up in status in every job that he assigned to. He had that leadership quality that always earned respect and admiration, sometimes jealousy, and envy from other co-workers.
He worked any hour, any shift, any dirty task that was requested of him. This goes back to the values of hard work and responsibility that was taught to him at a very early age. He always did what he had to do no matter how dirty, how hard, how long it kept him from being apart from his family.
Unexpectedly, last year on March 9th, he was taken from us at the age of 81. He showed my siblings and me the same life values that grandpa taught him.
He was the world's greatest dad, the most cherished husband, and a loving and giving grandpa. I miss you dad, every day, every hour you are so deeply missed.
I am so proud to carry on your name.