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Uploaded: 09/07/20 3:33 PM GMT
Respect
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I apologize for such a lengthy description, but felt it necessary to explain this photo. It is not a shrine. It is simply respect for my father, family and name.

Pictured are many items that I cherish and use to honor my late father and family. He passed away in November of 2004. He would have been 97 on the 30th of this month. My ID on this site is 0930_23. I often wonder the backstory behind many of the ID's on Caedes. You now know mine.

First, there are three photos of him. One displaying a turkey he bagged, another with his two granddaughters and one of him on a bridge. The bridge is significant because he discovered the remains of a newborn baby underneath the bridge many years ago. I was just a toddler when he discovered the body. They never discovered its identity. It rests in an unmarked grave in the local cemetery. I took all three photos.

He was a veteran of WWII. The honor guard at his funeral gave the flag to us. My daughter gave me the case for Father's Day. Hanging from the case are his U.S. Army dog tags from his time in the service. Also hanging from the case are my dog tags from my time in the U.S. Air Force. There is an envelope underneath the case containing a list of the medals he was awarded during his time in the Army. I do not know what happened to the original medals. I never saw any of them.

He worked for the John Deere Manufacturing Company and retired after 30 years. There is a gold pin on the case honoring his 30 years of service. There is also a John Deere tractor key chain and a cap with his name tag. Another cap is an Amish style that he liked. He was friends with many of the Amish community. They are hanging from a hat/coat rack that belonged to him. He used to take his granddaughters to the Old Thresher's Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and there are four buttons from those trips. A glass bookcase serves as the resting place for all these items. It was his bookcase.

On the wall above the bookcase is the Morgan name crocheted by his late sister. She crocheted it for me. She crocheted one for all members of her immediate family. She was a fine woman. Also on the wall is a thermometer with the photo of my maternal great grandfather.

He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan so I included some of my Cardinal memorabilia. This will be my entry for the current contest. I again apologize for such a long narrative.

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::Ramad
09/07/20 3:59 PM GMT
The right title for this interesting display which shows how you hold the memory of your late Father with love and reverence. I am impressed Tick.
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::Dunstickin
09/07/20 4:08 PM GMT
I agree with Raj...Right Title!...

A family story with a history that will last through eon's!...

A perfect entry..(And, a possible winner) in the current contest
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::casechaser
09/07/20 4:35 PM GMT
A personal salute; a public salute; a Labor Day salute. The warmth of freely given respect and love.
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::jerseygurl
09/07/20 5:00 PM GMT
A beautiful and heartwarming tribute and retrospective to your father Tick - you may want to consider entering your image into the current contest!!! p.s. Thanks for the fav.
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.Starglow
09/07/20 5:00 PM GMT
Such a thoughtful and beautiful remembrance of your father. Gathered together in love. Making a wonderful memory.
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::trixxie17
09/07/20 6:17 PM GMT
A wonderful entry this would be Tick - it shows much respect but it also shows me the type of person you are and your integrity.
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The Amen of nature is always a flower .... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
::corngrowth
09/07/20 7:34 PM GMT
Owd Fella Tick (OFT), why apologize for an excellently documented narrative?
In any case, it makes clear to us what we see in your photograph.
The photograph shows too that you very honor the memory of your late father. That commands respect.
We're about the same age. Even though we live in different countries, I can clearly see parallels. My father was born in 1922 and passed away in 2003. I still have a lot of photographs and videos of him. When I look at them (often with my brothers), feelings of reverence and respect emerge too.
That's why I think to know what you're feeling.
My late father always said in his life: "Even though I have passed away, I will live on as long as people think and talk about me."
Your photo is a great tribute to your late father. It's also an excellent contribution to the current contest.
I wish you the Best of Luck with it!
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.bfrank
09/08/20 2:26 AM GMT
You have every right to highlight your Father in such a wonderful way, Tick. It is a cherished recognition of beautiful memories. I love my Father and have his and my Mother's picture on the dresser in our bedroom. They passed away many years ago. He did not serve in the military but served the Lord until his passing. He was a Methodist Minister. He was born in 1912 and died in 1999.
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::Vickid
09/08/20 3:34 PM GMT
Your Father would be so proud of you. Your words, thoughts, respect and admiration are heartwarming. I really admire Cornelius's comment "Even though I have passed away etc. ....", it says it all. Would that more people expressed their love and admiration in this way, I have tears in my eyes, because he was blessed with a wonderful son. Excellent capture and memorable.
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::tigger3
09/09/20 3:16 PM GMT
This is such a wonderful display, and I found the narrative very interesting, thanks for sharing this with us. Tigz=^..^=
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::Flmngseabass
09/11/20 5:10 PM GMT
Wow Ron, now that was really special:):) All that comes to life now and I can feel how proud you are of your father and family for that matter. I was wondering what the thermometer was but now I know!!:) I love your story and feel I know you even better now. Thanks for sharing this with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.mesmerized
09/12/20 9:30 PM GMT
A super assemblage of sentimental items, Tick, and great entry in the contest...very interesting intro too...best of luck.
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::Flmngseabass
09/19/20 5:28 AM GMT
WOW!! 1st place Ron!!!! Congrats on stealing the show with a first place win!!!! I new this would score way up there buddy:):)
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::corngrowth
09/19/20 7:40 AM GMT
Owd Fella Tick (OFT), congratulations for winning the 'Something in the Home' contest.
Very well done, 👍 !
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::Dunstickin
09/19/20 8:53 AM GMT
Nice one mate...knew this to be in the top 2....Well done and congrats...
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::Ramad
09/19/20 10:41 AM GMT
Congrats on your 1st placing Tick. It was also my choice for winner.
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::trixxie17
09/19/20 4:18 PM GMT
Congrats Tick - this was the perfect pick for number 1!
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.bfrank
09/19/20 5:38 PM GMT
Congrats Tick!!! Good job.
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::LynEve
09/19/20 8:32 PM GMT
Well deserved tick and a delight to see.
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::jerseygurl
09/19/20 10:33 PM GMT
Congrats, Tick - so very well deserved - it got my vote for 1st place - Well Done, My Friend
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.rvdb
09/21/20 6:46 PM GMT
Congrats Tick on picture and narrative.
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.Jhihmoac
11/03/20 2:23 PM GMT
Very cool! Faved
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