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  1. #1
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    Default Raise your glasses for my Dad

    Gentlemen,

    I’d ask that you raise a glass in honor of father.

    He lost his fight with pancreatic cancer this morning.



    He was a Great Father that was Married to one woman for 50 years.
    A Vietnam Veteran that served his country honorably, and retired as a senior Non-commissioned officer in the US Army.
    As a father he spent the most important thing a father can spend on your child - Time.
    When I was growing up we spent all of our spare time hunting, fishing or shooting.


    Shooting - Dad was a NM state skeet shooting champion. Dad volunteered as the manager of the Holloman AFB skeet range for decades. Through his efforts my Mom became the ladies NM skeet shooting champion, and I made it to the National skeet shooting team. In addition, Dad exposed and coached hundreds of people to skeet shooting. Dad was inducted into the NM skeet shooting hall of fame due to his accomplishments as a competitor, and his contributions to the sport.


    Hunting - When I was growing up in NM, we rarely at store bought meat. We ate mostly wild game and fish. September was dove season. Those poor little dove didn’t stand a chance against the Bowen clan. The fall was spent chasing quail and the occasional trip to KS for pheasants behind Dads beloved pointers. The Bowen clan hunted every big game animal in NM except Mountain Lions and bears. I guess were a little wimpy not wanting to mess with the big teeth and sharp claw critters.


    Fishing - Dad had a quadruple heart bypass surgery after his heart attack. 1 year after his heart surgery to the day, he was in Mexico fighting a Marlin. His other fishing adventures included catching sturgeon, salmon, lake trout, and pike in Alaska, Canada, and Mexico.


    He was a good man that lived a full life.
    Last edited by flyfisher; 09-16-2022 at 02:52 PM.

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    I am truly sorry to hear about your loss! From the sound of it, he lived a full life full of adventures and unforgettable experiences. It is the only and best way to live life. We will raise our glasses to him here at Suarez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher View Post
    Gentlemen,

    Id ask that you raise a glass in honor of father.

    He lost his fight with pancreatic cancer this morning.

    Fishing - Dad had a quadruple heart bypass surgery after his heart attack. 1 year after his heart surgery to the day, he was in Mexico fighting a Marlin.
    A life well lived to the very end is to be celebrated.

    Cheers!

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    I am truly sorry for your loss but I rejoice in the knowledge of your relationship with him.

    God is truly good.

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    Cheers!
    Greg "Hyena" Nichols
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    Sorry for your loss. Cheers!!
    "Use human means as though divine ones didn't exist, and divine means as though there were no human ones." Baltasar Gracian

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    Skoal!
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    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

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    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    Vale et omnia quae.

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    Will crack open a cold one shortly in his honor after I pull the burgers off the grill!
    The government selectively enforces laws, so I selectively follow them.

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  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher View Post
    He was a good man that lived a full life
    An epitaph that should be sought out. Cheers!
    __________

    "To spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary." Pournelle

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    Best way to honor him will be to be like him
    I rather you hated me for who I am than love me for who I ain't!
    This Ain't the Movies, and You Ain't John Wayne!

    Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a 12 pound sledgehammer!
    TRAIN HARD= SOONER OR LATER YOU"LL NEED IT!

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