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Old 07-31-2018, 08:58 PM   #401
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We are taking him out tomorrow for dinner and I'll give them to him then. That reminds me, I need to go put them in the truck.
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Man those spurs are beyond awesome. That's a trophy he will cherish forever.
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:02 PM   #402
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Happy birthday Clay!
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:40 PM   #403
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Happy Birthday Clay..........
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Clay said he's ready to spur the hide off of one now.
I hope he know one day how much I love him.

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Old 08-01-2018, 10:24 PM   #405
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I hope he know one day how much I love him.

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He KNOWS it! Believe me he does.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:41 PM   #406
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I know he does, but when he has a boy of his own then he will really know. It was 18 years ago when we came home from the hospital with him, I was just sitting there rocking him to sleep when it hit me like a ton of bricks. Scared the heck out of me because I never knew that kind of love until that moment. I hope he has that one day.

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Old 08-02-2018, 08:17 AM   #407
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He KNOWS it! Believe me he does.
He will be raking that hide before you know it............and believe me he knows how much you love him.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:26 PM   #408
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I know he does, but when he has a boy of his own then he will really know. It was 18 years ago when we came home from the hospital with him, I was just sitting there rocking him to sleep when it hit me like a ton of bricks. Scared the heck out of me because I never knew that kind of love until that moment. I hope he has that one day.

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Our son told my wife he knew we loved him as a child, but until our grandson was born he did not understand how much.




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Old 08-05-2018, 05:01 PM   #409
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Headed to Tampa, Fl. We had a chance to vistit with my Nephew, Lt. Horn of the US Navy. This is Clays cusin, a helicopter instructor and dang good role model.

Super proud of both these boys.
Triffic is crazy on I75 but we are almost there. Cruise ship leaves tommorow.

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Old 08-08-2018, 02:33 PM   #410
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Scuba diving in Cozamel with Clay. Had a blast.

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Old 08-08-2018, 03:08 PM   #411
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Scuba diving in Cozamel with Clay. Had a blast.

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Old 08-08-2018, 07:46 PM   #412
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More pics from scuba with Clay and his friend today. We had a blast.

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Old 08-08-2018, 10:07 PM   #413
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Very cool!
Continue having fun and enjoying your boy
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:23 PM   #414
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Well it seems Clay's super hero power also attracts girls. Here in Mexico he's fighting them off like mosquitoes.

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Old 08-09-2018, 01:25 PM   #415
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Who popped him on the nose?
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:45 PM   #416
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Wrestling with his friend in tbe hotel room in Tampa and busted his nose on the floor.

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Old 08-09-2018, 01:49 PM   #417
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Wrestling with his friend in tbe hotel room in Tampa and busted his nose on the floor.

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Thought maybe a jealous Senorita got hold of him.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:22 PM   #418
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You tell him when he’s bird watching, those Double-Breasted Brown Bed-Thrashers are beautiful to behold, but they have all kinds of nasty side effects if you ain’t careful!
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:59 AM   #419
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What an inspirational young man. Good Job Dad
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:44 AM   #420
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We just made it back to Tampa. Waiting on the wife and kids to get their luggage. We had a great time. Clay is exhausted. Now we just got to take the 1000 mile trip home.

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:11 AM   #421
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A 16 hour drive can ruin a good vacation. At least we get a day to rest befor we have to get back at it. Well....some do, I have to mow the yard.

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:09 AM   #422
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I’ll be in Santa Fe today hope I run into Clay....I’m taking shorts I may even play volleyball in the exhibition (or a may fake an injury after the bbq)
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:54 AM   #423
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Iíll be in Santa Fe today hope I run into Clay....Iím taking shorts I may even play volleyball in the exhibition (or a may fake an injury after the bbq)
Not sure what his schedule is. I think he has to go to work sometime today. Maybe y'all will run into eachother.

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Old 08-17-2018, 11:51 AM   #424
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Not sure what his schedule is. I think he has to go to work sometime today. Maybe y'all will run into eachother.

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I thought the kids were going to be here...just teachers and us
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:21 PM   #425
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Clays cowboy church organized a prayer vigil this evening at the highschool. Everyone please pray for all the kids starting school tomorrow. God watch over and protect them from harm. Comfort their anxieties and easy thier heart and give them peace.

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Old 08-19-2018, 10:49 PM   #426
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Clays cowboy church organized a prayer vigil this evening at the highschool.
Everyone please pray for all the kids starting school tomorrow. God watch over and protect them from harm. Comfort their anxieties and easy thier heart and give them peace.

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Prayer said for them!
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:31 PM   #428
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The "last" first day of school photo for Clay. I feel truely blessed to get this one. I Hope his year is spent making life long memories.
Thats his best buddy and wing man. I dont think they go anywhere without eachother.

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Old 08-22-2018, 09:20 AM   #429
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Great thread documenting the recovery of a truly resilient young man! Shows grit to go back to the school. He'll provide a walking example of determination every day for all to see.

Really impressed, also, at the workmanship -- artistry, really -- of those birthday spurs.
(Curious how you attached the oval brass initial plates to the spurs?)
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:11 PM   #430
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Really impressed, also, at the workmanship -- artistry, really -- of those birthday spurs.
(Curious how you attached the oval brass initial plates to the spurs?)
For that picture just good old Super Glue, but before I turn him loose with them I plan on pinning them with brass pins.

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Old 08-22-2018, 10:17 PM   #431
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For that picture just good old Super Glue, but before I turn him loose with them I plan on pinning them with brass pins.

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There you go. Good as they look, they seem meant to be used. Pins should work great.


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Old 08-25-2018, 04:25 AM   #432
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Clays cowboy church organized a prayer vigil this evening at the highschool. Everyone please pray for all the kids starting school tomorrow. God watch over and protect them from harm. Comfort their anxieties and easy thier heart and give them peace.

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Prayers sent.

Awesome thread!
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I just booked us a guide on Sam Rayburn for mid October. I stopped turmament fishing years ago and haven't been on that lake since 2003. Clay and I are super excited.

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I just booked us a guide on Sam Rayburn for mid October. I stopped turmament fishing years ago and haven't been on that lake since 2003. Clay and I are super excited.

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That should be boat loads of fun!
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:01 PM   #435
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He's in my prayers
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:34 AM   #436
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Glad to see he is recovering well. How is school going for him and the other kids?
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Glad to see he is recovering well. How is school going for him and the other kids?
There a has been a a few hiccups but it appears to be settling down now.

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There a has been a a few hiccups but it appears to be settling down now.

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That's good to hear......
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I past through all of these pages one more time....Guys; the Hand of our Lord is a mighty powerful thing and is obvious to any who can see.

We all give thanks again for our many blessings
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I past through all of these pages one more time....Guys; the Hand of our Lord is a mighty powerful thing and is obvious to any who can see.

We all give thanks again for our many blessings
Amen brother. Sometimes when we get a little hard of hearing he has a way of turning up the volume. But his grace is the sweetest sound you'll ever hear.

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AMEN to that!
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Clay received a recruting letter from a small college in kansans for pole vault. I know its not like it's a division 1 school but it got him really excited that he still has a shot at something after his injury. I think it was the perfect incentive to lite a fire in him. He's making great progress in his physical therapy and his strength is returning quicker than expected. Thanks for the continue prayers.

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That's great news all around!
Continued prayers...
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Thats awesome!!!
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Look how good his arm is working.
He's doing great. Makes me so relieved that he has a chance at a great recovery.

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