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Remembering my Dad

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Looking at this web sight today seeing all the great cars out their could not help but think about my Dad Robert Frank Gladman it has been 17 years today since he passed from colon cancer, he was 57 to young. I remember him helping me get my first car a 1976 Camaro he surprised me big time back in 1983 that was to car to have back in High School. We both worked on the car as well in surprise him when he thought I trade it in for a Nissan (Dauston) 240z. It was actually a loaner. Three weeks later I got my Camaro back had it repainted with red stripe and even new plates on it. He came home that evening and nearly brought a tear to his eye. The car looked brand new. I never hot rodded the car even had the origanal Chevy hubcaps and white wall tires which was how the car came.

This is one my best memories I have with my Dad miss you always and know your are still watching out for me up in Heaven.

Frank

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Feb 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm
Well Frank, I can certainly identify with the loss of your Dad. My Dad died last may and I was so far away when it happened. I made it back to Ohio for his funeral, but I didn't really have a chance to say all the things to him that I wanted to last time I got to visit him after his second heart attack. He still talks to me, at least I feel like I hear him.
 
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TerryO
Jan 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Sotty you lost your Dad at such an early age.
 
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db67tranny
Jan 15, 2011 at 10:29 am
Sweet it is , tribute to Dad.
 
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rhonda
Jan 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm
Wow, I'm so sorry to hear that. At least you have your great memories. I lost my dad to a massive heart attack at age 58, 3 1/2 years ago, the day after Father's Day. The pain is overwhelming at times. Just hold on to those wonderful trinkets of time with him. I'm sorry for your loss.
 
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camaro1093ac
Jan 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm
I know what you mean missing your Dad ,my Dad died at 67 from cancer .We worked together at the local Chevy dealer in the parts room.I was blessed to get to work with him rather then work somewhere else. I`m sure they are both watching over us so better take good care of our rides!
 
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camaro80
Jan 14, 2011 at 9:51 am
Frank, these are some nice comments about your Dad. I lost my Dad six years ago and it sure hurt to see him go . My Dad was one of my biggest fans of my Camaro. I can relate to your story. Beautiful car ! All the best. Wendy
 
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donnalove
Jan 13, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Very Cool, He'll always be keeping a eye on you!!!!
God Bless
Donna
 
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bencar
Jan 13, 2011 at 7:04 pm
Any chance you kept this car?

My Dad sort of bought me my first car, except at age 2, I really didn't realize, that one day, I would be driving the brand new 1960 Plymouth he bought on June 13, 1960.
 

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