Monday, August 11, 2014

Tribute To A Good Ole Country Boy

This will be a short but sentimental post today.  I lost my Father-in law yesterday and the past 24 hours have been filled with  emotions and memories. My Father- in law "Wayne" also know as "Bop" to my children was born on a very large farm in Bedminster NJ. We would be entertained by the many stories of his life on that farm and I admired all of skills he learned from growing up there. That man could just about fix anything and would be there in a minute to build or repair anything we needed. He also had quite the country sense of humor and was always quick with a practical joke. Bop had quite an adventurous life as he learned to find himself along the way. He was a marine, a business man, a father and a wonderful grandfather.  However, I think he will always be a down to earth country boy in my heart.  Yes, we will miss him and I thought it only fitting to post all things country today as those farm house gates in the sky welcome him home.


A favorite photo from about 20 years ago, Bop babysitting our first baby prior to the children! Molly and Bop I hope are resting peacefully together once more.




Bop doing what he did best even as a child!



The old homestead in Bedminster, New Jersey

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Welcome home Bop...

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39 comments:

  1. Dear Karolyn, your family is in my thoughts and prayers, as I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss.

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  2. What a lovely tribute Karolyn. Sadly we are at the age where our parents and in laws are passing. My father and father in law are 92. My mother is 87.

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    1. You are so right it is the age, I dont think I will ever get use to this. Thank you.

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  3. I'm so sorry Karolyn, you and your family are in my prayers. Such a nice tribute to his life on the farm.

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  4. Karolyn,
    Hugs to your family. I'm sorry for your loss. Your tribute set the tone as to who he was...
    Sharon

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  5. Oh Karolyn, This is such a touching tribute. It's obvious he captured your heart. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family tonight.
    xx

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  6. What a lovely tribute for a FIL I can tell was so special. Hugs, thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God Bless...................

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  7. My condolences Karolyn to you and yours. A man with good country values...must have raised a wonderful husband. XO

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  8. Karolyn, I am so sorry, I can see the goodness in his eyes, he sounds like he was such a wonderful and sweet loving family man. Sending you my condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time, Hope God will take good care of you and may your father in law's spirit and kindness continue to live on and fill your hearts. Sending you hugs:)

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  9. Such a wonderful tribute, Karolyn. I'm so sorry for your loss. My father-in-law sounded a lot like yours (he was a bit of a country boy as well who could fix anything), and we lost him to cancer a couple of years ago. May the memories of him comfort you.

    xo
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you and maybe they will meet up in the old farml in the sky!

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  10. Karolyn, what a lovely tribute to a special man. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, Shelley

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  11. Oh I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you today.

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  12. A beautiful tribute! I am very sorry for your loss, Karolyn. My condolences to you and your family. Warmly~

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  13. I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Bop! He sounds like the kind of man who really made a difference in many lives. He lives on in your memories and your children!

    ~ Elizabeth

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  14. What a beautiful post....Im sorry for your loss....he sounds like he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed...take care..

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  15. Karolyn, This is such a sweet post! I send my condolences to you, your husband and all of your family. How wonderful that Bop shared stories of his life. I hope the memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.
    ~Lynne
    withLove

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  16. Karolyn,
    My heart is with you. It is never easy to say good bye to those we love. May the memories of "Bop" provide you and your husband and your entire family with inspiration and comfort.
    Thinking of you,
    Patricia

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    1. Thinking of you too Patricia is was a Summer of Losses.

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  17. Karolyn-
    Such a beautiful post and tribute to you father-in-law. You have some wonderful memories to share.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  18. A beautiful tribute to a special man. I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  19. What a wonderful tribute to your very special father in law. Sending you warm hugs and lots of thoughts and prayers…

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  20. So sorry Karolyn - what a special person to have had in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  21. Karolyn, what a very heartwarming tribute! I am so sorry for your loss; praying for you and the rest of the family. Much love.

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    1. Thank you Stacey you are always so sweet.

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  22. Oh Karolyn, I am SO sorry to hear of your loss. I am sending my love and prayers to you and your family during this time. You have shared such a touching tribute here. xoxo

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