Today would have been my Dad’s 98th birthday, but the Lord was needing a hero and called him home at the age of 62. Dad was born in Cumby,TX in 1912. His father died when he was only 7 years old. His Mom remarried and at the age of 15 Dad went to work with his stepfather who was a master mechanic. Dad learned well as he him self was a master mechanic and to the best of my memory never was out of a job. He married Mom when he was 23 years old and fathered three children (my sister, brother and myself).
I recall stories about my Dad that really tells the kind of man he was. One particular I recall is one of his customers giving him a lecture about the need to be a more strict businessman telling him…..” he was just to honest”. My Dad replied “you know friend when I lay my head on my pillow at night I can go right to sleep. I never want to have guilt that would keep me awake”. Dad always stressed to us kids “never lie, if you lie you will eventually steal”. He believed in setting a good example and he did so by living a clean and wholesome life. He was a man of integrity. He also said that a mans name is the most important asset in his life and you need to make sure you always take care of it. His way of doing business was simply his word and by the shake of the hand.
Dad we miss you and well never forget the upbringing you bestowed in us kids. We can only hope that we’ve managed to do the same in ours.
Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.