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Posted: 3/17/2006 7:11:57 PM EDT
I just got back from his graduation at the Cascades Job Corps.
He has been training there for 18 months in cement and masonry.

While there he was Class President and Job Corps Ambassador.
He was sent to Wasington DC where he represented the Job Corps.
Tonite he was one of 2 speakers. Dad was proud!!

As I left, another father come up to me, asked to shake my hand and said without
my son's help, his son would not of graduated. I choked up.

Next week he tests for his union card.

I couldn't be more proud!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:16:34 PM EDT
Rock on. Sounds like you did it right.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:27:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 7:27:44 PM EDT by Da_Bunny]
LOOK! It's a HAPPY DAD!!!!

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:30:36 PM EDT

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:56:25 PM EDT
congrats!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 8:08:39 PM EDT

That's great!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:00:51 PM EDT
Outstanding!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:21:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:31:59 PM EDT
Man that is a great post! It isn't often that I get to read something positive about a kid making his pappy proud. Congrats man!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:46:59 PM EDT
Awesome!


-Rob
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 11:02:38 PM EDT
Thanks for raising a productive citizen...

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 11:10:58 PM EDT
Double Congratulations. It is not only great to see you have such a good son, but it is great to see how you really are proud of him. That is a good Dad.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:04:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By R-32:
Thanks for raising a productive citizen...




R32 has a habit of stealing my responses.......+1

Good onya!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:14:10 AM EDT
+2 on raising good children.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:39:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By migradog:
I just got back from his graduation at the Cascades Job Corps.
He has been training there for 18 months in cement and masonry.

While there he was Class President and Job Corps Ambassador.
He was sent to Wasington DC where he represented the Job Corps.
Tonite he was one of 2 speakers. Dad was proud!!

As I left, another father come up to me, asked to shake my hand and said without
my son's help, his son would not of graduated. I choked up.

Next week he tests for his union card.

I couldn't be more proud!



Congrats on the fine job raising your son.

Being an ex union construction tradesman myself .... here's some of the best advise you can give your son.

Learn to budget. Brick & mason work is seasonal at best as well as depends on the economy ( down sizing companies do not build new offices )

Make sure he can break even on his monthly bills drawing unemployment ( it will happen I guarantee it ). It is feast or famine in the tradesman world. There is either more work available than they can man up or there is none at all.

Very easy for a young kid to start making $1K a week and begins to see big $$$ ahead down the road only to be laid off unexpectantly.

Best of luck to you both.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 10:47:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike1Adam:
Double Congratulations. It is not only great to see you have such a good son, but it is great to see how you really are proud of him. That is a good Dad.


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