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New Appreciation From My Son

Old 12-07-15, 05:08 PM
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New Appreciation From My Son

I don't think that I've had a good talk with my son for about 5 years - I mean a talk that he has initiated. It began as a discussion about a history paper he is writing about the 1960's to the early 1970's and then went to other topics. Like where was I then, and what was I doing? Who did I know and what did I remember?

After a while he asked why I spend my time working on old bicycles. I gave my standard answer - that I like to keep busy, and I like older bikes. He asked me how much do I spend on acquiring them and how much do I spend repairing them. I showed him the spreadsheet that I keep for those that I keep or sell, but he said that I didn't account for the others - the ones that are given away. I said that those are not accountable.

He left. I think we'll need another conversation soon.
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Old 12-07-15, 05:14 PM
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Sounds like good progress. My kids (not really kids anymore but still healthcare dependents) think I'm a nut with all the old bike crap.

I wonder if they think I'm spending their inheritance or adding to their inheritance? Course, us BF members all know the answer
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Father and son relationships are precious. I get a haunting teary eyed feeling every time I hear Harry Chapin singing "Cat's In The Cradle". I think most of us could sing that song. My son and I renewed our bike relationship this past year when he built a fixie and did really well learning to ride it. He doesnt know it but this next build will be his multi-geared rider.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Father and son relationships are precious. I get a haunting teary eyed feeling every time I hear Harry Chapin singing "Cat's In The Cradle". I think most of us could sing that song. My son and I renewed our bike relationship this past year when he built a fixie and did really well learning to ride it. He doesnt know it but this next build will be his multi-geared rider.
Man that song gets me every time. From my 11 year old Son to my newly departed Father.
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