June 21st Dedicated To My Father by Valerie Brown Cheers

“Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there!”

Deacon Geroge L. Cheers

“It is so ironic that my dad passed on June 21, 2012 and this Father’s Day I celebrate my dad’s honor.”

“He took care of my mom best he could with our help until she passed in 2005 with MS……and he loved my mom so much and anything she told him she needed…..he got it.”

“I had to have one of the hardest working father’s on the planet and was very blessed to be his oldest daughter.”

“My dad had many extended family children and he was loved very much by so many.”

“When it came to community events, my dad was right up there and our neighborhood even won Best Block Unit a couple of years because of his hard work of being Block Captain for many years and dedication to giving back to his community!”

“I loved my mom dearly and she was my mom, but my dad I can see where I get the giving back from.”

“My dad was the youngest of eight (8) siblings and he was a work horse.”

“As long as I can remember my dad always was working and not once did we ever see lights out, creditors calling about bills being late, none of this and my dad saw to this never happening when it came to his family.”

“My dad worked this one job at the Church of Good Shepherd for Claudius Miller and family in Creve Coeur and he worked there longer than he worked for his primary job at Monsanto for over 38 years!”

“He worked for Monsanto World Headquarters in Creve Coeur, Missouri for 38 years and perfect attendance all 38 years!”

“Now….tell me this wasn’t a great man and he was a superb leader also and he was also a Crew Leader when he began working for Monsanto and then became a Manager.”

“My dad loved attending lectures and seminars and I truly get this from him!”

“When it comes to certificates, my dad had hundreds and this I truly am like him.”

“My grandson saw some of my certificates one time when he was very young….and said, “Grammy you are just like Paw-Paw…..and this made me so smile.”

“I looked up to my dad and he taught me how to drive, to change a flat tire, to change the oil in the car, and always told me that always work hard because you never know who is watching.”

“Was he ever so right……and always tried to follow after him, even though I did not like staying at one place for too long due to my learning and then moving on to learn even more from someplace else.”

“In 1998, my dad received letters from President Bill Clinton, the late Governor Carnahan, and the Archbishop of the Anglican Church for his hard work and dedication for working a part-time job for over 32 years at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.”

“This was another job and he had so many, I cannot remember them all and never got fired from one, except….one where he took me and my sister Tam and we were very young….. and he cleaned a bakery on Grand down the street from the Fox Theater.”

“When he left the room…..my sister and I stuck our fingers in every pastry we could reach and tasted every single thing and unfortunately he lost that job.” 🙂

“I use to be really upset and would cry as a child and wanted to go with him when he left the house and this is where and when he began taking us with him to work and showing us the ropes.”

“My dad would sit us down and he would do the job,,,,,and then he would allow us to do what we saw him do.”

“You better believe my dad was a perfectionist and it had to be done correctly and professionally…..or he would make us do all over again.”

“So…..this is definitely where we get working hard from and my dad was a hero when it came to providing and saw that we had what was essential to make us happy.”

“Christmas time was the best!”

“My mom would have us each to make a Christmas list.”

“And we were sensible kids and not very extravagant and greedy, but we put on that list what we wanted.”

“My dad always made sure along with my mom, that we got everything on our Christmas list too.”

“My dad stood for  no-nonsense when it came to time to cleaning and guess I watched him so much, I sort of went overboard you might say, but not so OCD anymore.” lol 😉

“When we were teens and on Saturdays, when he also worked……we would hear that car pull up and we jump out of bed and pretend to be cleaning  or we had to be doing something constructive!” lol 😉

“Those were the good ole days and will always remember them too.”

“Anyway, I would like to say “Rest in Peace”  daddy and thanks for teaching me and being a great leader for your family.. for if it had not been for you….I would not be where I am right now….at this moment.”

“Even though you are there and I am here….I am working effortlessly to get myself to the place where I can pay my own way and be able to come and go as I please for the rest of my life.”

“I helped to take care of my dad when he got sick and took care of him at home and it was the best time ever and to be with your parents when they take their last breath……tends to give you this wonderful peace.”

“I always believed that God intended for our parents to be there when we come into the world crying as babies…..and we should as their children……be with them……on their way out.”

“I thank you Daddy and may you and Mom rest in peace and I feel you with me always in my heart.”

“Thanks Daddy and I love you!”

“May all of you dad’s out there have a very Happy Father’s Day.”


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