Thank you all for the kind words. I do have good memories and that keeps his spirit alive within me. My father was 69 years young, he had a heart condition after a quadruple bypass in 1985 his heart pumped at 27% but he lived life to the fullest. I didn't mean for this to be a saddening post but rather an inspiration to us all. Were is the inspiration, well even with his heart condition he did ride 4,200 miles to Kansas City for a Canaday/Maxwell family reunion, then to his high school reunion in Grant City, MO and got into a fight in the next town over at a strongest farmer contest, then to Lincoln, NE to see my brother and I for the 4th of July, then to South Beloit, IL to see my older brother and his family, then to Bloomsburg, PA to see my sister and her kids, then to back to Florida (riding through a tropical storm) for his new wifeís birthday on July 12th. It taught me that when the chips are down or the project seams too big just try harder.
Some his favorite sayings:
-Never give up!
-No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up!
-If someone has done wrong, tell them. If someone has done right, tell everyone!
Again, thanks guys. Iím out riding in his memory!!!