"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."

~ Gordon B. Hinckley

January 27, 2010

So the story goes...

Months ago, Patrick and our friend Griffin Huggins were at the Video Warehouse together. The girl behind the counter recognized Griffin's last name on his account, and asked if he was related to the Mrs. Huggins that teaches school. Griffin responded that Mrs. Huggins was his mother, then the girl turned to look at Patrick and asked, "Is this your dad?"
Patrick and Griff are the same age, graduated the same year, and don't favor whatsoever.
So-we have all gotten a laugh out of this!
Ever since then, Griffin has been calling Patrick "Daddy" and even called him and left a long & sincere Happy Father's Day Greeting on Father's Day, and Patrick even calls his "Son" occasionally.
about a month ago, Patrick was on the front page of the Greenville Advocate. The picture was of Patrick and his Lieutenant assisting a lady who had been involved in a accident. Griffin contacted the Advocate and had the picture emailed to him and took it to our local printing place and had them photo shop his face over the lieutenant's face and place the picture on the cover of the monthly Butler County Sports Scene.
He then framed it and gave it to Patrick last week:

It reads: First Responders

Father & Son Duo Work 'n Hard

"There's no I in Bozeman"

I hung it in my hallway and I can't help but laugh every time I pass by it!

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