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Old 04-15-2018, 03:18 PM
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Default Damned immigrants...

My Father liked horses

https://www.quarterhorsenews.com/201...qha-hall-fame/
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:18 PM
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It's well deserved.
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Good read.

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Sure took long enough for this to happen. Probably cause he was a non American and an immigrant to boot.

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Old 04-15-2018, 09:19 PM
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Great news. Pleased for all of you.


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Old 04-15-2018, 09:28 PM
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Your Fahhhzzha and Muzzzzha.
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sure took long enough for this to happen. Probably cause he was a non american and an immigrant to boot.

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A wonderful honour to your father. Thank you for sharing the write up.
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:05 PM
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Excellent read. You must be incredibly proud of you Dad. Might I suggest changing the thread title though? Almost didnít open it for fear of another rant.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:02 PM
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Excellent read. You must be incredibly proud of you Dad. Might I suggest changing the thread title though? Almost didnít open it for fear of another rant.
The Dutch are world renowned for their dams, silly.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:35 AM
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Excellent read. You must be incredibly proud of you Dad. Might I suggest changing the thread title though? Almost didnít open it for fear of another rant.
Dad called himself a "damned immigrant" or some variant of because that's what he was called by the ignorant few when he first arrived. He used it for motivation.
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The Dutch are world renowned
Fixed it.

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Old 04-16-2018, 07:36 AM
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Congrats to your family. My son in law is one of those Dutch immigrants as well.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:11 AM
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We immigrants, especially of that era, came to this country motivated to do well, there was no fall back position at home.

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Old 04-16-2018, 01:56 PM
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Congratulations to your father! We live down the road from Gerry near Nobleford.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:44 PM
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we immigrants, especially of that era, came to this country motivated to do well, there was no fall back position at home.

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Old 04-16-2018, 08:11 PM
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Congrats, Taco. Your Dad a well respected man with a vision. And an eye for a horse!
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Wow what an impressive family history.
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Thanks everyone.
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Always nice to read about someone who was well respected enough in theor community and occupation that people still think of them fondly decades after they're gone.
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My friend Wim was from Holland. He came to Canada in 1959 and settled in Carcajou where he lived until the day he died.

I have never known a man who worked harder, or who was as fair and honest.
Men like your dad and my friend Wim played a huge part in making this the country that it is.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:06 PM
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My friend Wim was from Holland. He came to Canada in 1959 and settled in Carcajou where he lived until the day he died.

I have never known a man who worked harder, or who was as fair and honest.
Men like your dad and my friend Wim played a huge part in making this the country that it is.
Thank you KR. My father would greatly apreciate your thoughts. He was a very proud Canadian.
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