Happy Father’s day to my daddy! You have taught me so much in the past 36 years and for that I am so very grateful. You taught me to appreciate the beauty in the Kentucky country side, the whiney of a happy quarter horse in a quiet pasture, and the throaty roar of an old engine. You showed me how to swing a hammer, to appreciate the shine of metallic fleck in the restored paint of muscle cars, and how to pop the choke on my go-cart to get the reluctant engine to start.
You trusted me to help, even when I wasn’t the best apprentice on your projects which ignited a desire to have my own projects. You taught me the value and reward in a job well done, gave me the calm that I find in chaos, and the courage to tear just about anything apart with the belief that I can probably put it back together.I was a little girl with big brown curious eyes and you were my Daddy. Thank you for all that you have done to make me the person I am, and all that you continue to do for all of us. We love you today and every day.