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Loris Thomas Broddrick 1929 - 2013

Loris Thomas Broddrick

Monday, September 02, 2013
Grandpa Loris was the most amazing man I know. The death of Gloria was a blow to me. But, I think it allowed grandpa to see how important family was, and how short life really was. I think he drove all around california to spend the moments that we now keep as memories after his death. I have struggled a lot knowing he isn't going to be around anymore. I am going to miss his unmistakable laugh, and the absolute joy he had living with us. The moments that I took for granted in the past are now memories I could share with my children. I only hope I can be close the kind of man he was. I love you grandpa! I miss you, and I know you and grandma are looking down at us.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
To my Dearest Friend and Fishing partner! Loris I always admired your love for the outdoors and Fishing excursions we had and took together. What a priceless memory you gave me. We remembered the stories you told us about your childhood here in OKLA.and what hardships you faced.What memories you help me created on our fishing trips.we had together. Like Fishing for Salmon in Calif.Loris got a kick out of me for not wanting to bait my hook with live salamanders or squids Yuck!! But he did make fun of me in a way because I wanted to bring back the sharks I also caught. He told me that the environmental people would have a field day with that one!!!! Loris I will always remember your strong ethics and character on treating everyone as a humanbeing No matter what choices they had made in Life either good or bad!! They are still humans like you and me. Wow you left me with values that I will always cherish. My Love for you and your family will always be apart of me! Sincerely LaDonna Broddrick
Friday, August 23, 2013
Dearest Cousins
One of Freds favorite stories with Loris was the Big Turkey Hunt at the Lower Ranch. We didn't know that Loris was loosing his hearing when we started out. We had our red jeep, off we went the 3 of us. They left me on the road and headed out. Over the hills they went out for our Thanksgiving Bird. Well I heard boom, boom, boom, & boom. All of a sudden came this turkey with legs longer that I had ever seen. No Fred and Loris, well as the story goes Loris couldn't hear the call so Fred was his ear's ,and said there they are, Shots were fired, Off the hill they went there turkey took off running, went Fred after him. They caught up with there's going to the river and a half hour or so, here comes to happy Smiling Faces, they had there Turkey. Long beard and ready to dress him out. What a morning, after we returned home to finish the duties of dressing this turkey Loris said, I needed to cook it. I didn't have any idea so guessed all the way, lots of fresh fruit went into the mix and a last resort a bottle of wine to tenderize this bird. Well our guest arrived and one was Effie,, Fred's mother, she took one look and said I'm not eating that bird, hated them when I was in Oklahoma and won't eat them now either. Well the end of the story, he became Turkey Jerkey, before they ever sold it in the markets.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
As often is the case, key thank you's and recognition get lost in the emotion of the moment, the jungle of personal memories that cloud the recognition of so many loved ones, a lifetime of memories. As eldest son, I failed to recognize the day in and day out care that Sisters Aleta and Carol provided in dads home so that he could continue to live in a home that was the culmination of his hard work, but truly just a beautiful shell along a loved river, but made a home because of the glow of people and artifacts that reminded him and us of grand adventures, accomplishments, friends, and family. My sisters love and great sacrifice allowed dad to die in a home of comfort and memories away from the institutional smells and relegated care so often necessary when love is just not enough. His death in this manner was the final mortal gift to his children and family. Thanks sisters and thanks dad for that last insight, peace with your passing and all the gifts you gave through example of character, courage, and integrity
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
When I first Meet The Broddrick Cousins was in 1967, Aunt Gladys and Uncle Robert decided that we need to get together for Thanksgiving so I could meet the Cousins. What a wonderful day and we had such a great time being together.
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