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Old 08-22-2007, 12:02 AM   #16
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The Golf Tournament will be annual and will be held on either Sept 1 (his birthday) or Labor Day (depending on what day I can get/weekends and things like that). However, the course it will be held on is not the best. It just happens that it was my father's "home course" if you will. I hesitate to call it his favorite, just the course he played most often. He and I shared many great rounds there and, while I worked there, a lot of free ones too.

The course is called Chesapeake Hills and is in Lusby, MD. I share more as the time approaches. I don't feel like I have the time to put the tourney together this year because I want to try to have a silent auction and some other things. Also, I'm totally unfamiliar as to what one should charge participants for this event. I'll probably sit down with some people from Chesapeake Hills in a little while (once my life calms down).

As for our father, I couldn't have said it better than Southpaw. He loved the Skins and he's the reason we're fans of the team. He's also part of the reason we're so negative about the team sometimes...lol. The team lost a great fan on Sunday and we lost a great man.

I am familiar with the course, I play there with my stepfather on the weekends. I know how it feels to lose your father at a young age. I lost mine one week after my first daughter was born. He died from a heart attack at age 39 and he never laid eyes on his grand daughter. I am truly sympathetic for you loss. I would be happy to support your cause and attend the annual golf tourny in Lusby.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:11 AM   #17
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Sorry for you loss. I hope your father is in a place were he'll continue to watch and appreciate his beloved Redskins.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:41 AM   #18
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I too have a Father that never used to freak out on the Redskins until after the end of Joe's first stint as coach. Somewhere NFL Sunday ticket came into the picture and I think this is what caused the problem.

When I was younger in Iowa we would be lucky to catch any Redskins games. Mostly we got the ones on Monday Night Football and that was it. So enter Sunday ticket and the former Cowboy Norv. For a long while there my Dad was convinced that this was a Benedict Arnold type situation.

Eventually my Mom would not watch the games with us, and I toughed it out.

Fast forward to present day. My dad still watches and has calmed down a little bit. I now have NFL Sunday ticket myself for the first time. I know from the few games I have watched the past few season that I am developing this wild side to the games.

I am glad to hear that other people were practically afraid of their Dad's on Game day, only to rejoin when screams of anger, returned to screams of joy.

I am sorry for your guys loss, and will be thinking of you on opening day.
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Old 08-22-2007, 09:49 AM   #19
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As sons, we sometimes forget just how much of our father is in us. My condolences and best wishes go out to you.
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:53 AM   #20
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I was talking to Justin today on IM and I also want to extend my sympathies and condolences to you as well.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:17 AM   #21
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My condolences to you guys and your family. I know how it is to lose a Father....and my father was a huge skins fan as well. My prayers go out to you and your family.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:51 PM   #22
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Condolences. And great post. I know that sounds strange to say great post in this situation, but the things you said about him in this opening post, Southpaw, really made me feel like I now know a small part of him.

Nice tribute, your father will clearly live on through the two of you. He seems like he was a stand up guy, and he clearly passed that on to his two sons.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:05 PM   #23
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I didn't know you guys were brothers. I feel for you both.

I lost my mom to ovarian cancer two years ago. She was 56. I miss her everyday, as I'm sure you both will for your dad. Cancer is a cowardly, horrible disease that often doesn't give its victims a fighting chance. Its only act of mercy, is that it gives family members the opportunity to say goodbye.

My thoughts are with you. Hang in there.
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