Ronald Walter Hoffman

This is a picture of my dad when he was a young man. I’m not sure how

old he is here,but he’s 70 now and I think this picture was taken in the

late 50’s.I like this picture for the same reason that I like the picture of my

mom that I posted back in February. It has an air of mysteryabout it.

He looks like he has so much more than fishing on his mind.

My dad is a very intense, ambitious and motivated person.

He’s the hardest working person I’ve ever met. He’s very meticulous

and organized and always does everything to the best of his ability,

and he has always had an outstanding work ethic. He taught

me to always give 110%, always stay busy, always give more than is

expected of you, and always strive to do better because there

is room for improvement.

Of course I rolled my eyes every time he told me these things

when I was in my teens, but his words have served me well over the

years and I have since thanked him for his sage advice, and told

him how much it has helped me. I felt that after all the eye rolling

and attitude he endured, he deserved to get credit for the good

that he’s done.

We haven’t always seen eye to eye, but over the years we have

become good friends. He has always been and will remain a symbol

of strength, wisdom and integrity.


4 Responses to “Ronald Walter Hoffman”

  1. 1 Cindy Schnell
    April 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Very Heart touchin, It brought tears to my eyes, I keep praying for him Nancy. Hoping all the best for him.

  2. April 25, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Oh, I love this! My father has been gone a long time and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him dearly and smile with pleasure at something I remember him saying or doing! It’s a true pleasure to read a post that offers such kindness and feeling to a parent!

  3. 3 Corky
    May 15, 2008 at 5:49 am

    He’s at peace now.
    God bless him and you

  4. 4 mountaingoat
    June 26, 2008 at 4:26 am

    That picture is awesome! Nice post.

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