A Tribute to Dad's

This last week has been pretty hectic, as my biggest role model, mentor and friend has passed away.  My Grandfather was one of the greatest and most successful men in all walks of life I've ever known.  We all put on a beautiful ceremony in remembrance of him on Saturday, the best service I've ever seen, as he deserved nothing less.  I'll leave you with a poem he engrained in our heads throughout childhood, something that will stick with me forever, and hopefully you can get some use out of it as well.

You Can If You Think You Can

If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will.
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But soon or late the man who wins,
Is the man who thinks he can.


This is a shot I got of my Grandfather when I took him to Allaire Airport where some of the WWII planes came into town.  He flew the p-51 mustang during the war on some 60+ successful reconnaissance missions as a 1st lieutenant.

on a lighter note, maddie and i headed to rockefeller center to see the tree and watch some inexperienced skaters stack it.

and she got pooped on by a bird for the 4th time in a year (that i have personally seen, there may be more she's holding back).  that's got to be some kind of record.