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Old 10-09-2018, 06:55 PM
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Default 10 October 2018: Today's Splash

For those who may not see this day's VAF home page splash, Doug took the (justified) liberty of celebrating his son Tate's 18th birthday.

And for those who may be new to VAF: Doug Reeves (our landlord, Air Boss, and chief snacko) is IMMENSELY proud of his family.....and he bloody well should be.

I have the great honor of knowing the Reeves family personally, if not as a close friend but certainly as a (I believe) trusted airport bud. I have seen both of his kids (kids?) in action: They are fantastic young adults. Respectful, bright, articulate, and ambitious...great young Americans. They honor their parents.

So I get it, completely. Doug and Susan have raised Tate and Audrey quite well, and the KIDS are doing their part by carrying the effort into their end zones. All of us 52F hangar neighbors are uniquely proud of these two young Reeves prodigies, and equally proud of Doug and Susan. As we say in Texas, "They done good."

Keep it coming, Doug!!
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:41 PM
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I really enjoyed those pictures, what an impressive son... and family!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:21 PM
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Ahhh, Thx Doug!

Seeing and reading this helps reinforce the moments with my kiddos.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:22 AM
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Default Oh, and lest I forget...

Happy 18th Birthday Tate!
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:39 AM
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Default Tate Reeves - Van's RV-1 Restoration Team Member

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tater...

YOU 'DA MAN!!








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Old 10-10-2018, 10:13 AM
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Ernie - Thanks to adding those photos! I remember using that first on our the RV-1.org restoration update. A great addition!
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:55 AM
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Happy Birthday, Tate! Today I have learned that October 10 is special for another reason. In addition to my dad's birthday, it is also Tate's birthday. Dad passed away in 2006, but I think of him every day.

Congratulations, Tate! Your 18th birthday is a very special day!

Doug, You and Susie did good!!
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:43 PM
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Default Fond Memories All...

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Ernie - Thanks to adding those photos! I remember using that first one our the RV-1.org restoration update. A great addition!
Aha yes, the RV-1 restoration project brings back many fond memories... from the early days of purchasing the RV-1 from Ted Filer and your generous offer to build and maintain the RV-1 website to the overwhelming response, dedication, and efforts of the VAF community during the RV-1 restoration, barnstorming tour, and subsequent presentation to the EAA museum. Precious memories all but more important are the lasting friendships the journey provided to all who participated.

The Saturday Tate Reeves arrived at Jay Pratt's "RV Central" (to do his part on the RV-1 restoration) was indeed a special day of memories. The volunteer team immediately shifted into "mentor" mode and put Tate to work on various tasks. Tate was all-in on every task, never complained, and his workmanship was excellent. Seems the acorn didn't fall far from his parental tree. Well deserved and pictured below is Tate recording his name on the RV-1... now permanently recorded in aviation history.

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Old 10-10-2018, 01:09 PM
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Happy Birthday to Tate, and welcome to adulthood. Don't forget to register to VOTE!

Oct. 10 is also a special day for me since it is my daughter's birthday, too. She is turning 24 today.
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