For Bridget's challenge we were to make a card inspired by our hero. I didn't even have to ponder this..my hero was my dad. He was the wisest person ever. His advise was never given in a harsh or intimidating way...he was a gentle soul, an introvert, very intelligent, and he had a wonderfully dry sense of humor. He grew up in West Virgina and he would impart many entertaining stories to us over the years....he also used to sing these funny little ditties that would come out of seemingly nowhere. I wish I had a tape of him singing them. He had severe RA (that's Rheumatoid Arthritis) for more than half his life and was almost always in pain. He endured many surgeries to replace this or that. I suppose you're wondering where this chicken truck comes in..as a kid he spent a lot of time at his grandparents house. His grandma (who was always known as Mom Miller) would ask him to go catch a chicken and he'd have to chase that thing all over the place before it was handed off...well, I"m sure you can guess its fate. Anyway, this is for Dad. I miss him every day.
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Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 7:03 AM
I totally agree with Jan, this is so, so cute and totally captures the verbal picture you've so eloquently painted of your Dad, Polly. He sounds like a real character and you were blessed to have him for a father. Thanks for sharing this tribute to him, the image is priceless, and the sentiment plays along with some meaningful humor!!
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Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 7:06 AM
Love the title of the card and your unique image. What an interesting and fun creation! I read your post and my heart was touched. I love my daddy so much. I envisioned your story as you told it and smiled. (not about the poor chickens fate, lol) but just the love you shared about your dad and this memory.
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Wed, Oct 08, 2014 @ 8:16 AM
Ahh, this is such a great story and great tribute to a Dad who meant so much to you. The image is just so funny and when you read the part in the story about your Dad chasing down those chickens, it all comes together. Fantastic hero card.
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Such a great story of your hero, your dad. He sounds like someone I would have loved knowing. I think we are both very fortunate to have such great influences in our childhood and beyond. I think he would be very amused and appreciative of your oh so funny card. Great image and hilarious sentiment, Polly.
------------------------------ "You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach