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The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby Boots » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:48 pm

So, for those of you friends here who have followed the Boots Chronicles in recent years, you know that the antics and adventures of Boots Junior have been an important part of the central theme. Today is not only not an exception to that rule, it is the capstone.

Today, Boots Junior is a man. Today, Boots Junior left home and hearth behind.

Not necessarily an easy day for Boots, but a proud one. Boots Junior is living up to his promise, has earned a significant scholarship, and has changed his address from dear old Tejas to the hallowed grounds of Purdue University where he will study the mysteries of the science of physics. I am understandably very proud of him for being accepted by a top university and earning the scholarship, but most so for eagerly taking on the challenge of a science so deep and complex that I have difficulty even beginning to understand it. When I asked him what he would seriously like to do with his life, he replied that he would like to explore planets and be one of the first travelers to Mars. And he was not kidding in the least. What a thing to even try to comprehend for many of us here, to think that after 5000 years of human history, that now in our life span alone it could be true that the stride of mankind could span from Neil Armstrong on the moon to someone we know even having a realistic theoretical chance of reaching out across half our solar system. One small step for Man, one giant leap fer Texaskind.

I know everyone here has the upmost desire for their children to achieve more and be better people than we are ourselves. But it is a very humbling thing indeed to see them actually taking the steps to do it.I know every father must feel exactly like this when their child becomes an adult and leaves home.

I am happy to say with complete 100% certainty that he is the best work that his mother and I have ever done or will over do.

Having said all that, Boots is uncharacteristically at a complete loss for words for once, other than to say, hug your kids are hard every chance you get. No tellin where they may take it.
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby GRailsback » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:12 am

Job well done Boots. Purdue is a fine University and a pretty river town. Kids are just simply awesome.
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby bsooner75 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:16 am

Congrats Boots Jr.

I can see this as being a happy sad time for the folks. I still got a few years but the room gets dusty just thinking about it.

Purdue - that’s quite a school. Best of luck to him!

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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby Russ » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:11 am

Congrats boots. Big time and shift in your lives. All for the better.

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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:43 am

I feel Y'alls PRIDE, Sir Boots - - - - relish how well Y'alls guidance, counseling, instructions, setting examples and love have Paid Off. :salut: Now it's Y'alls time to enjoy what you have worked for so long. :salut: :cheers: Congrats to Young Man Boots on his Journey to make Y'all even Prouder :tup: :texas:
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:08 am

Congrats and job well done raising your Son. :salut:
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby Papa Tom » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:34 am

Congrats to the Boots clan splendid job y'all..........
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby TX1911 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:50 am

Congratulations to both you and the young man!
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:29 am

Congratulations, and Like to the 10th power. :salut:
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby egghead » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:55 pm

Outstanding. Congrats to Mr & Mrs Boots and to the new Boilermaker.
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Re: The Proudest Days of Our Lives

Postby limey » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:00 pm

Congrats to Boots Jr.,looks like a chip off the old block. Raise my cold bottle of Shiner Boch to you and your wife on a fine job of raising a bright young man. :salut:
Best of luck to you Junior!
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