Tom Simpson - My Dad, My Role Model - Happy Father's Day!

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Real Estate Agent with Tierra Antigua Realty - Downtown AZDRE# SA582422000

Photo of Tom Simpson (my Dad) in front of cotton field & pecan orchard on Simpson Farm in Las Cruces, NMOn this day when we take a moment to thank our fathers (and perhaps unearth the ugliest tie in the world to give as a present), I would do something a little different than I've done in the past...take my thanks public.

Tom Simpson, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is my Dad.  Beyond being thankful, I am also proud to be his son.  He has been, and is still a role model for me.  His ethic of hard work, love of learning new things and being honorable in all that you do remain goals for me to attain.

Some of the lessons that he taught me early on are instilled into the core of my being, the benchmarks upon which decisions are made, values judged and paths are chosen.  Though I attempted at times to stray from that core, the foundation he laid for me as a child kept me from going too far off the mark, allowing me to test the limits without trashing the base.

Dad lives as he talks.  When he says something, you can guarantee it is the truth - and if he finds that it is not, he will let you know he has made an error.  His honesty and earnestness are admirable...qualities handed down from his father and grandfather as well.  When times were tough, he found a way to get through them honorably, and improve the situation in the process.

Tom's faith and goodwill towards others are also qualities I aspire to do better with.  While I was directionless and changing geography instead of myself, his example gave me an anchor to find my way.  Rather than go on endlessly about point after point, take a look at this collage to get a feel for the man.

Photo collage of Tom Simpson (my Dad)

Happy Father's Day, Dad - I love you, and am proud to be your son.

Thanks!

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Happy Father's Day!  What a nice tribute to your Dad kent!

Jun 22, 2009 12:00 AM #1
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Happy Father's Day, great collage of photos and words about your Dad.

Jun 22, 2009 12:48 AM #2
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Kenneth Cole
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What a blessed man are you.  Happy father's day to both of you.

Jun 22, 2009 06:38 AM #3
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Awesome, Kent!  You captured him perfectly.  Love you brother. 

Jun 22, 2009 07:02 AM #4
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Kent, very nice tribute to your Dad. He sounds like a great person. Hope you had a nice Fathers Day.

Jun 22, 2009 07:57 AM #5
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Sally, Mike, Kenneth & Michael - thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind words...my Dad is a pretty special guy.

Pam - you did a pretty good job yourself in capturing Dad's intangibles:  21 Things My Dad Taught Me

Jun 22, 2009 09:45 AM #6
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GOOD MORNING KENT!  I just had a chance to see this and it is really sweet!  I am impressed with the post - but more with the collage and the heart it shows that you put into making it.  --Gabrielle

Jun 23, 2009 06:31 AM #7
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Kent,

What a great tribute to your Dad!  Now I have to go read Pam's post; thanks for the link.

Mike in Tucson

Jun 23, 2009 06:53 AM #8
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Howdy there Kent

My you sure got yourself a mighty fine Dad.

Everything you wrote about him, sure does show in his face.

And by writing this here public blog post, sure does show how very proud you are to be his son.

Mr. Simpson, we don't know each other. But I sure do want to tell ya, what a mighty fine job ya done on raisen Kent. He sure has turned out, to be a real fine man.

I'd also like ya to know, it sure is a pleasure to tell folks, he's my friend!

God Bless America

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Gabrielle - thanks...gotta love Google Picasa!

Mike - I'm glad you went over to see Pam's blog - she's very talented (and pretty cool, for a little sister LOL).

Dale - aw shucks :)  Thanks buddy.

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