Monday, April 20, 2009


Before I get into today's post and dedication, I have a small order of business to tend to.
I'm leaving today for a little R&R in sunny Florida and will return to the bloggersphere next Monday, April 27th, so take care bloggers and have a great week!

Now on to the real business of the day. Today is a big day in Boston, as the 113th running of the Boston Marathon takes place right here in my fair city in a few hours. Besides the Kenyan domination of the marathon, no Boston Marathon would be complete without a story about a truly inspirational father and son team from Massachusetts who manage to steal our hearts at the finish line every year. Dick and Rick Hoyt or Team Hoyt, as they are known throughout the world. Their story is an unbelievable story of a father's love for his son, living life to the fullest and determination and I share this with you today and dedicate it to one of my most favorite and loyal bloggers, Skylers Dad.

The video below runs 10 minutes long, so will it take some time to view it, but as Skylers Dad sometimes reminds us, "you will be much richer for it".
Go team Hoyt!

And Skylers Dad?
In case you didn't already know it, I think you're a pretty special Iron Man too!

This one's for you!!!!


Scandalous Housewife said...

Hi Candy!
Phew! Had a LONG weekend with house guests and Jimmy Buffet, but wanted to get back re: JOE from The Cougar! Yesssssss! I want photos! Email them to me! And can you get one with you and Joe? That would be suhhh-weeet. Is he the one that was wearing the safari hat and pretending to be on a cougar hunt in the meet-n-greet scene? If so, tell him I thought he was the most clever and he would most def have received my vote for best intro!

Oh, and have a GREAT time on your trip!!

SkylersDad said...

Thanks so very much for the dedication Candy, I own a copy of the IronMan 1999 from Hawaii, where they featured Rick and Dick in the footage. My wife had the opportunity to meet Dick, and he is a great guy.

Thanks again, you are wonderful!

Cora said...

Oh Candy, that was amazing. Just beautiful. *sniffle*

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Hey, girl! Have a great vacation and if you're gonna be in my neck of the woods, call me!!

Prunella Jones said...

Have a great vacay!

~E said...

Have a great vacation and thank you for posting that video. I saw an article about them a while back and it instantly reminded me of Skyler's dad (his profile pic).

Fragrant Liar said...

Incredible video. Really incredible. Made me cry.

Elenka said...

I've seen this story before, great one! Have a wonderful vacation ! I'm on vacation, too, but I brought my laptop with me. duh.

SkylersDad said...

I went and found an old Blog post I did about Rick and Dick:

Slyde said...

that really was amazing..

C said...

im here first time visit.
i am sobbing like a baby over this heroic act of love. wow. i dont know if i could do it. god bless this dad/son team, and skyler and chris too, as i know he does these kinds of beautiful things for his son. the song "i can only imagine" humbles me to the core.


slopmaster said...

YES, I've seen that video of the inspirations father son thing. It's amazing. I don't care how handicapped my son is though, I'm never running no marathon.

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