Hi Owen, been thinking the same thing. Have a bunch of older photos of my dad and I seem to be looking more like him as I get older. I love my dad so much. Hope you get a chance to surf if the storms produce good waves for your area. Aloha.
Owen is right on point. I was struck by your resemblance to the photo's of your father too.
SHAPER SINCE 1958
We just had some great surf in RI! That was unusual because usually the summers out here are pretty flat. It is nice to surf real waves when the water is warm. It doesnt happen too often around here haha. I hope all is well on Oahu!
I agree wholeheartedly with John about the “real heroes”. I had an uncle who was a “loyalist” and an uncle who signed the Declaration of Indepence. That our founders were willing to give up everything for freedom, independence and self determination is an amazing fact. They did not flee to a neighboring country as many do these days, but stood against tyranny. The high cost of freedom from the founding of our nation to present day is taken for granted by many in our country today. Shed blood for freedom is certainly something that most newcomers to our country never give a thought. Well God Bless the USA. I’m highly critical of our Govt. past and present, but we still live in the greatest nation on Earth. Lowel
First congrats to your independance day. I spent have a year in the states in 1988 and could be part of the celebrations then. The party I had with american friends I will never forget. And to let you know, I've always loved the US and its really is a great nation! I'm very grateful that they invaded here in Germany in WWII and removed the nazi terrorism!
But I have to comment on MDings Post. He wrote: "They did not flee to a neighboring country as many do these days, but stood against tyranny." If he is referring to the beginning of the US, according to me, its not what happened. Your forefathers left europe (I would not say they fleed), because they were depressed (as far as I know mostly religiously) and took the chance to finally create the "Land of the free".
I hope that the US keeps his attitude towards freedom! And McDing is right to be critical about government, past and present. It is the people that form a country, not a government.
Always—- much criticism of a Free Country by Ex-Pats and holier than thou foreigners who neither understand nor would ever shed their own blood for freedom. Lowel