Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Like Father Like Son



I first met my hubby about 28 years ago. A couple of years later we ran into each other again and he had just broken his leg. He fell 25 feet off staging while he was repairing a chimney. It was a pretty bad break and he was laid up for a while. I remember that his mother called me to see if I would invite him over. I cooked him a turkey dinner with all the fixing's. While he was unable to do much he started taking up model building. Most of his models are old cars and trucks. I think he has a lifetime supply of models to make in our basement. Rich is a real outdoorsy kind of guy and goes crazy in the winter being stuck in the house. He keeps himself occupied by working on his models.

Tim for the last couple of years has wanted to build models with his dad but just wasn't able to do all that was involved. In the past few months the two of them have been busy building models together. While Rich enjoys building cars and trucks. Tim's interest are a bit different. For his birthday last week he got an alien model and a area 51 spaceship model. He bought a couple of Star Wars models too! Now, Tim's work isn't quite as perfect as Rich's but he'll get there with time. I love that the two of them enjoy doing that so much together....plus it gives me time to myself LOL!

Oh, by the way, it was years later (after that turkey dinner) before Rich and I ran into each other again and the rest they say is history!!!

take care,
Dawn

14 comments:

Darlene said...

Cute story. It is neat that Tim enjoys building models too....a great father/son activity.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
That'a a great story. I think it is great that they have something they both enjoy doing and they do it together!
Have a great day,
Diane

Jeanne said...

Good morning Dawn, I love your story about Rich and that Tim and his dad love doing something together. That will e a wonderful memory for Tim when he grows up.

Have a happy school day.

Hugs, Jeanne

judicreations said...

Good morning Dawn
Thank you for sharing that lovely story...he really fell for you didn't he? If he hadn't fallen...

Isn't that nice that your son and husband have a hobby like that they can share with each other? It is so important and they will have lasting memories of those times.

Thank you for sharing.
Have a love day.
Judi

Lori said...

Hi Dawn,
Just catching up...You know how it goes! I love the pic, they have the same look ~ huh??? lol
I hope you are less tired this week. Congrats to your niece on going to college! Be back soon!
Hugs and licks

Smilingsal said...

So, you're telling us that it was a good dinner, but it could have been improved?

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Neat story! It is so nice to see a father and son find a common interest and form close bonds over it! Great hobby to be in too! :)
~RHonda

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I've always thought that was a good hobby for a guy.

Virginia said...

Nice story about father and son sharing on a common interest, and also enjoy reading about all the times that you run into your husband before the final I Do. I sure belive in destiny.
Blessings, Virginia

Kim's Treasures said...

What a fun hobby for the 2 boys! It's always fun to share your passion with your kids!

My daughter met her bf right after he broke his leg and ankle and she had badly sprained her ankle. They hobbled along together as friends and then ended up dating. Your story made me think of that!

Have a great day!
Kim

Shelia said...

Evening, Dawn! How sweet your two guys can share this great hobby together! Now how was your turkey cooking way back then? lol
Be a sweetie and thanks for popping in to see me,
Shelia ;)

Debi said...

Oh, isn't that cool that they have something like that to share together?!! Must totally make you smile to see them "working" together.

Beverly said...

OMG! Did I truly never make it here yesterday? I am loosing it - that's if I ever had "it" to begin with.

Your boys looks so cute working together.

Lara said...

what a nice story! and it's funny how we meet each other... :)