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Throwback Thursday | #throwbackthursday

Here’s a cool throwback Thursday collage. 4 Carter men down through the years 😊

I don’t have a good picture of my Popaw as a boy (upper left) but I do for my dad, myself and my son 😊

I LOVE looking back at old photos! Can you see the family resemblance 😊 Doyal, Charles, Mark & Jacob Carter!
This is my offering for #throwbackthursday !

Have a Great Day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com



Sunday Reflections… | Fathers Day Milestones | 50th. Anniversary of Being a DAD!

I have been looking for a 50th Anniversary card for Dads… Couldn’t find one! No calendar either… I don’t want to let a 50th for my Dad go by without a little recognition! Let me explain…

I have been a dad now for 17 years, my son is 17 years old- I am 50 which means my dad has been at it for half a century! WOW! It’s a very surreal thing! I can literally see that history repeats itself now 😊 Sometimes the things that come out of my mouth, instantaneously pop into my memory & I can see and hear my own Dad saying the exact same thing to me 30 or 40 years ago 😮 Surreal!

I Thank God that I have had this opportunity to have my Father (worlds Best Dad) & my own Son (worlds Best Son) right by my side all these years! It’s a blessing and a pleasure that I can’t truly put into words.

That’s my Dad on the right. And that’s my Son 2nd from the left in the black hat. We are going out to lunch later today to celebrate Fathers Day.

Happy 50th Fathers Day to my Dad! And, Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads out there today!

One of my favorite pictures! My Dad, my 1st dog Heidi & Me wearing my Dads hat and coat 😊

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”

~ Charles Wadsworth

 

PS: A prayer for those who’s fathers have passed today. Remember the good times.

 

Mark Carter

 

 



Hump Day Koi Fix | Father’s Day | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

Fathers Day is this Sunday. My Father has been a guiding influence for me my entire life! As I imagine yours has. But, dad gets a bad wrap… Father’s Day comes and goes almost unnoticed… No big ‘Hupla’, no special commercials or promotions, etc… BUT, not this year!

Bring your Dad by the Nursery & Save BIG on KOI! 30% off for Fathers Day the rest of the week! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

I was a toddler in this picture. Around 1 year old. This one was at Station #2 down on Westwood. GREAT memories of that place and the time we spent there.

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! He taught me how to be a man! Don’t forget YOUR Dad on Father’s Day!

If Koi isn’t your Dads thing, that’s ok, I hope you will spend some quality time with your Dad this week in honor of all that Dads do.

 

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Sunday Reflections…

My father taught me a lot of things. One of the most important was that no matter what you do, you always do it right the 1st time! And, that the final details are the most important. The devil is in those details! Sitting here this beautiful Sunday morning, reflecting in the silence of the garden, it’s so apparent to me that those lessons made me who I am today. Thanks Dad!

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! He taught me how to be a man!

ALWAYS FINISH

If a task is once begun,
Never leave it till it’s done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well or not at all.
~ Anonymous

Have a Blessed Day!

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

I’ve been up since before the sun rise thinking about the significance of Fathers Day… I have been so blessed as a son AND as a father myself. My best memories of childhood are linked to my dad – fishing, hunting, learning how to work and do things, you name it! The love of animals and taking care of my first pet all goes back to my experiences with my Dad too!

That’s me with my dad & my first dog Heidi – He let me pick out my very 1st. dog on my own 😊 In this picture I’m wearing his uniform hat and his coat… of course. He was & still is the BEST dad in the world! Fathers Day is today! We are going to lunch & I’m looking forward to it 😊

My dad was a professional firefighter. Growing up I loved visiting the station and hanging out with him and the other firemen. They were family. I found this old picture a few years back, it goes way back and is a favorite of mine now. Dad was proud to have me at the station even when I was so little…

I was a toddler in this picture. Around 1 year old. This one was at Station #2 down on Westwood. I literally grew up there 🙂 GREAT memories of that place and the time we all spent there.

I’m so lucky to have so much more than a “Father”, I have a Dad!

Dad
He never looks for praises
He’s never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He’s there… A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
a True friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad.
~ Karen K. Boyer
Here’s to “Dad’s Day”!
 ~ Mark C.