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Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by bbqpitlover, Jul 24, 2010.

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  1. bbqpitlover

    bbqpitlover Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure if this is the proper place for this post so admin please feel free to move it.
    Today my father died after a long battle with health issues. This man introduced me to the Miami Dolphins and built me into the fan I am today. My dad was born and raised in Maine, in the 50's when he married my mother they moved to Florida to start a new life. In Florida they raised 5 kids including myself. My father was a huge Baltimore Colt fan because he liked the way Don Shula coached, but when Miami hired Shula he became a Dolphin fan even to his last breath. We now live in Maine but every time the phins were on tv I would go over and watch the games together, heck we both would even grip and complain about Ted Ginns bad playing together. I just want you to know the Dolphins lost a great fan today, but the tradition lives on in the family. We are having him cremated with his favorite Dolphin blanket and hat. I know none of you knew him but I was proud to call him dad. I remember in the 70's my dad bringing me to the Orange bowl to watch our team, heck one year for my birthday he brought me to a charity basketball game it was the Dolphins verses the Rams. I want to thank you for reading my post, may God welcome into His house.
     
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  2. Conuficus

    Conuficus Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Sorry for your loss man, let me know if there's anything I can do.

    Sounds like a good man, which only makes it harder.

    Keep your chin up.
     
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  3. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    Your dad sounds like a wonderful man. Keep all the memories close.
     
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  4. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    Friend bbqpitlover:
    God Bless! Thank you for sharing.
     
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  5. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you've got some pretty big shoes to fill...He will be missed.
     
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  6. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Sorry to hear of your loss brother. If there is anything we can do, let me know. May he RIP
     
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  7. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    Wonderful post.

    I know that sounds odd given the circumstances, but the father-son bond warms the heart.

    My condolences for your loss.
     
  8. dolfan7171

    dolfan7171 Well-Known Member

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    Hey I'm sorry about your dad man. My prayers are with you. Hang in there.
     
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  9. Crappy Tipper

    Crappy Tipper AKA Hero13

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    bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
     
  10. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Im sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family. Sounds like your father was a great man.
     
  11. PhinsRock

    PhinsRock Premium Member Luxury Box

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Celebrate his life and honor him, you were very fortunate to have such an awesome Dad, remember him that way and be thankful. All of Dolphin Nation mourns with you, your loss is a loss for us all.
     
  12. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

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    Beautifully said.
     
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  13. fins1

    fins1 Sect 145 Row 20

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    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
     
  14. Zippy

    Zippy The Man in Black. Club Member

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    Very sad to hear of your loss. Treasure those memories you have, and thanks for sharing them with us.
     
  15. skippysphins

    skippysphins Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    My thought and prayers are with you ty for sharing
     
  16. dolphinfn3454

    dolphinfn3454 Season Ticket Holder

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    Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
     
  17. larfo2224

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    I am so sorry for your loss and words themself cannot express my feelings. My thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family.
     
  18. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    BBQpitlover...my thoughts and prayers to you and your family on your loss. No matter what time passes, you'll always have those memories of your Dad....cherish them always as I'm sure you do now...
     
  19. Ozzy

    Ozzy Premium Member Luxury Box

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

    He sounds like a great man! Keep things like these in mind and you will find that he is still with you more and more. It will surely help ease the pain.

    I'm sure it will be hard at first but keep your head high and he'll be even more proud of his son from above!
     
  20. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    The best way to keep his memories alive will be to keep living life the way he taught you and to pass those values on to your kids and their friends.

    Thanks for sharing, it sucks to lose someone you love.
     
  21. Rocky Raccoon

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    So sorry to hear about your dad bro. You shared a special bond that will live on. Whenever you watch the games, he won't be sitting next to you physically, but he will be there in spirit. Make sure to save him a seat.
     
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  22. adamprez2003

    adamprez2003 Senior Member

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    sad to hear of your loss. RIP
     
  23. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    I'm sorry for your loss. Go Dolphins!
     
  24. Mafioso

    Mafioso Air Force's #1 Phin Fan

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    Your father sounds like a true Dolfan, You should be proud. I know i am, god bless!
     
  25. siciliansith

    siciliansith Resident Deviant

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    I am very sorry for your loss of what sounds like a fun, intelligent, caring,father.

    My Father was the reason i got into football also, and my grandfather and him were also Phin fans, so this story hits home. While the is no consolation for losing such a great person in your life , i ask ya please to think about how it will feel as you watch every Phins game. HE WILL BE THERE WITH YA FOREVER IN THOSE MOMENTS.

    My Condolences! Just putting up this thread shows your admiration for him and is testament to the love ya shared. :up:
     
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  26. bbqpitlover

    bbqpitlover Well-Known Member

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    I want to thank everyone for their kind word's and well wishes. My father was an avid hat collector his bedroom wallls where filled with all kinds of hats, he had 280 hats we know of and I wouldn't be surprised if 100 of them are Dolphin hats. We will be having his funeral service on Tuesday and since I am an ordained Christian minister I will be doing the service.
    Thank you for allow me to share some of his story with you all, EVERY game this year I will remember my dad and our time together rooting for our team...Go Phins!!!!!!!
     
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  27. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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    Very sorry to hear of your loss bbqpitlover. May your father rest in peace, and may the memories of your father warm your heart.
     
  28. Disnardo

    Disnardo Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Really sorry to hear about your loss BBQ...

    My thoughts and prayers are on their way to you and the family...

    I know the grief being through one myself over a month ago. Sounds like he was the best man in your life and helped to ensure his family well being, you cannot ask for more...

    He is somewhere safe and at piece, and looking out for you all...

    Peace...
     
  29. SICK

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    Whata awesome person. I grieve with you bro. Im sorry. May he RIP. thanks for sharing the stories with us man!
     
  30. phins

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    i am sorry
     
  31. AbideN703

    AbideN703 Yes, I'd hit it

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    Hopefully the Phins can have a good season in honor of your dad. We're all here for you buddy if you need.
     
  32. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    Your dad was a great man (He loved the Phins). Something he was proud to share with you. I'm glad you are sharing your loss with the rest of the Phin family. Spread the hurt around, we can each carry some. Remember the great times and when you watch games from this year on, you will always have him next to you.
     
  33. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    Sorry for your loss bro. rip to your pops.
     
  34. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    God Speed....Hopefully Miami can reward him with a championship this year!!!
     

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