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Travel Bug Tattoo In Memory of SPUDS234

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Owner:
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Released:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of the owner.

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To get as many logs as possible in memory of my Dad. My Dad wanted a party for his departure, he never wanted tears. This is a way for him to carry on through one of his hobbies.

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I thought this a fitting way to remember my Dad, Tom Travis who cached as spuds234. He loved life and dabbled in caching both in Texas and Massachusetts.

Dad was born and raised in Peekskill, New York and joined the Air Force. He was stationed at Westover Air Force Base were he meet my Mom and they married. Mom and dad divorced in the 70's. Dad drove truck most of his life, he tried a few other things but always came back to driving truck. He retired from Milton Bradley and lived in Ludlow with my step mom Elaine Shanley. They were partners in life for more than 30 years.

Dad lived in Massachusetts but visited us in Texas about once a year. He spent much time caching with my husband Gary. He problaby had more caches in Texas than in Massachusetts. He did have a buddy in Massachusetts that he did caching with from time to time.

Dad would approve of the tastfulness of my new tattoo, but he would not approve of me getting it. To me this is a beautiful way to remember him and to take him places and live on through caching.

Your battle is over, no more tears flowing down your cheeks

No more pain, no more suffering, you are no longer weak

You taugh me right from wrong, you stood by my side with smiles and opinions

You were there for me until the day you closed your eyes and I had to say goodbye

I was glad to be by your side and hold your hand when you closed your eyes

Our time together was memorable and God took you too fast

The most precious memories for me is that you were there for my first breath, and I was there for your last

Now your my angel, so spread your wings and wrap them around me to keep me safe

I am grateful and proud to call you my dad

 

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Discovered It 10/30/2017 uptrain discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at the 2017 Lone Star Roundup. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 10/14/2017 GeoGurl61 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at TXGA Lone Star Roundup 2017. Thank you for sharing.

Discovered It 10/14/2017 TexasGreg discovered it   Visit Log

A nice way to keep the memory of your dad close at hand. I'm sure he would approve. DISCOVERED at Roundup 2017 in Abilene, Texas. Thanks for sharing! TexasGreg

Discovered It 10/14/2017 Glen & Patti discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at Roundup.

Discovered It 8/10/2017 MsPatt discovered it   Visit Log

This is a Group log of your Trackable, We have either meet at an Event and Shared Trackables or You showed your Living Trackable Tattoo...Any way it was and is Awesome to have met you, and hope to see you again out on the trails of Geocaching.... MsPatt

Discovered It 5/31/2017 Sharonw6 discovered it   Visit Log

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Discovered It 5/30/2017 jeadons discovered it   Visit Log

SEEN AT MEGA 15

Discovered It 5/30/2017 Hatteri discovered it   Visit Log

A very touching memorial, and a nice piece of art as well. Discovered at GWS15, in Waynesville, NC. Tfs.

Discovered It 5/30/2017 Sharonw6 discovered it   Visit Log

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Discovered It 5/28/2017 GeoHunters-12 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at GeoWoodstock XV. Great way to remember your dad!

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