Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: November 11 @ 10:02am
Thank you.

My old man gave me this coat during the 2007 Whiskerino. It's his West Point short overcoat, and it kept him warm through four winters in New York. He spent the following 26 years in various other uniforms, carrying on a strong military tradition in our family.

Thanks, Dad. For the coat. For the service. For everything.

Comments

elclinto says:
Awesome story. Nice Toms. Faved.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:04am -
gfmorris says:
Thanks, @greybeard. You rock.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:09am -
Mike de Monk says:
nice man. like it a lot
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:09am -
folliclejuju says:
do you happen to live in five points? i grew up in huntsville and went to lee high 86-90
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:15am -
jnonfiction says:
you're a man among men.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:16am -
jason says:
great coat and caption!
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:19am -
Pip says:
@folliclejuju Yup, I live on Pratt!
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:20am -
folliclejuju says:
@pip, did you got to Lee? what years?
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:22am -
Pip says:
@folliclejuju Nope, I moved here in 2005. I lived in Harvest for a couple years then moved to Five Points in May 2008. I love this part of town! Let me know if you ever come back to town, you can come out for a beer with the Huntsville crew.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:26am -
gfmorris says:
@pip You need to stop taking shots in Five Points. You know I want to move back that direction, and you know how much I hate moving. Dangit.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:28am -
Methuselah says:
gratitude & that's right...
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:31am -
folliclejuju says:
@pip totally - thanks for the invite
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:31am -
orangebeard says:
very nice. glad you live in 5 points now. much closer to me. I'm in SE.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:46am -
Broseph says:
nicely done, and nice coat
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:49am -
hale. says:
awesome Pip, and thanks to your dad for his service.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:57am -
Lingerino says:
kinged
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:58am -
Nicotomo says:
Very touching. And that is a rad coat.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 11:34am -
keeper of the fort says:
Thanks, Pip. For the pictures. For the briliance. For everything.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 11:37am -
Barefoot says:
straight up. nicely done.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 12:09pm -
revgoomba says:
This is a great photo. Great job!
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 12:35pm -
mynameisjason says:
nice toms.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 12:43pm -
sethro says:
This photo has essentially 3 colors. I love that.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 12:44pm -
Moses Marion says:
Thanks for sharing!
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 1:49pm -
Gavin says:
hand-me-down coats are the best
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 1:53pm -
Caronna says:
i think i have those toms.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 2:19pm -
Johnny Rebellious says:
Great caption - wish I had that level of love and respect for my dad.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 2:19pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Great story, very touching. Awesome picture, too.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 2:36pm -
mattyc says:
Man... that is a pretty sweet coat.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 2:44pm -
Poe says:
perfect for veterans day.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 3:40pm -
chance says:
That pretty much sums up the whole essence of the day. Great job.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 3:56pm -
Jonesie says:
Great story. Great picture.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 5:32pm -
Grower&Shower says:
Hope that jacket and the story gets passed on to your future generations.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 6:49pm -
jclutch says:
Sweet coat, traditions are important.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 7:00pm -
wondermade says:
Awesome x4.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 8:25pm -
western dave says:
very nice, pip. very nice.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 10:15pm -
hope says:
great story.
Posted: Nov 11th, 2009 - 11:09pm -
XscatteredshowersX says:
when you headed up nyc?
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 6:51am -
Paragone says:
Nice. I missed this yesterday.

also, I apologize for never calling you when I'm in Huntsville. Unfortunately up until now, every time I've been there it was for wedding planning and no fun. Wedding is now over so next time I'm in town I'll hit you up.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 9:05am -
KimJongIllness says:
Fantastic. Well done and well said.
Posted: Nov 12th, 2009 - 3:35pm -
Site closed!
Whiskerino. fin.