Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

This is my dad, John. Otherwise known as Papa, Papa John, Papa John pizza guy (thanks to the pizza chain of the same name), and now Papa ribs. Laura has dubbed him Papa ribs. Why? Well each Memorial Day, or the day before depending on what we feel like doing, we gather as a family for the first of the summer bbq's. My dad's speciality is....ribs. Beef and pork. I prefer the pork as do most of the family. Clark, my husband, prefers the beef. Laura loves both. Katelyn...well we've yet to convert her but hey she eats very little meat anyhow even for only being 7 yrs old.

Sunday was the day we gathered for Memorial Day this year. Here is dad manning his grill....the grill that made him want to put on offer on this house 20 some odd years ago. And below that is a picture of his yummy pork ribs. They taste 500% better than they look and they look delicious there.

One special thing about dad is that he is a veteran of 2 wars. He's taught me to respect our country even with its imperfections. He's taught me to respect our service men and women whether we agree or not with the job they are doing. He's taught me to enjoy the freedoms this country offers. So on this Memorial Day I want to send a big thanks to all the service men and women out there for serving our country and I want to send a big thanks to the family members and friends of those who have ever lost loved ones while serving our country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are all my heroes. And dad.....thanks for instilling in me the love and respect for our country. I only hope I can teach my children the same way you have taught me these things.


GREENLAW said...

great post!! happy memorial day!

Missty said...

Great post!! And it is important to teach our kids how wonderful our great country is, and how important it is to honor those who have defended and fought for our country. Way to go!

And the ribs look delish!!

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love the ribs!!!! But moe important, thank your dad for me!!! I so appreciate those who have sacrificed and fought for the freedoms that I am able to enjoy every day. I hope your dad knows that it doesn't go unappreciated!!!!

Don and Kelley said...

That is awesome!!! That BB-Que looks wonderful. Hey, about the edible thing I got for my birthday, you can get it with some chocolate dip or have fruit dipped in chocolate. My dad gets us that for Christmas!!!!