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Bitter sweet day as my oldest leaves for Alaska

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by troutman, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. troutman

    troutman ODT Junkie!

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    My 19 yr old son left this afternoon to fulfil a dream that I'm sure most of us on this site have. He will be a fishing guide on the Kenai Peninsula in Cooper Landing, Alaska.

    I could not be happier for him! I have been excited and couldn't wait for the day that he left so he could begin his adventure.

    And then the day came.....and I realize as happy as I am for him, the little boy that has been my fishing buddy since he was 2 is gone. He has always been a good boy and has grown into a fine young man. I know this is a great way for him to figure himself out. I look forward to living vicariously through his adventures.

    I will post pictures of the fish he catches on the fishing thread that I started with him.
     
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    MRH Guns and guitars Supporter

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    That is outstanding! I can't imagine how awesome that would be. Great job on your part! All the best for him!
     
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    Awesome and sad. Life is great.
     
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    payneed Paynefree is NOT a ninja assassin see the diff.? Supporter

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    Wow, bittersweet indeed...
    If I had to lose one I would pick Alaska to lose them too! Gods Country! For sure! :thumb:
     
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    Congratulations dad! You did a great job raising your boy. And, good for him.
     
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    That is a bitter sweet day. Great job by you and all the best for him! Really pretty awesome!
     
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    Kind of the way I felt when my youngest son joined the military, proud as heck but a little sad. He made it through it though and I imagine your son will do just fine too. I’m a little envious of both of them...
     
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    Godspeed and safe travels.
     
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    Sounds like he will have a great job! God bless you both!
     
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    He will be happy in @ Coopers. Great place.
     
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