Ralph was a mentor to me in the Dynamic Whittier Toastmasters Club. I remember his wonderful, informative speeches. One of my favorites was his "Landing with his tail down" speech about landing his plane in snowy conditions. I cried buckets of tears when Ralph resigned from DW #873 TM club due to health reasons. His guidance and solid evaluations helped me become a better, dynamic speaker.
He loved his beloved Mary, daughters and grandkids very much and spoke about them with affection.
Soar with the eagles, my friend and TM dad. Save us a seat in the cockpit.
Love and Blessings to the whole Hebb clan.
I was Hebb's rebellious child. When I left home at age 18 to marry, I was angry with him. I felt he had been a bad father to me. I had rejected his mannerisms, his authority, and even his values.
How wrong I was, and it is his gift to me that when we reconciled after about eight years, I had the opportunity to learn that my father lived a life worth emulating. I learned that I needed to see him and his ways and his life through a different perspective. I learned to love and appreciate him.
It is thanks to Hebb in partnership with our Mom, that my sisters and I are self reliant, that we learned to be conscientious about our work, to be honest and ethical in all aspects of our lives. He was a man of direction: Not only did he give us directions to get places, but he gave us direction in our lives. He taught us to cut the bad out, save the good, and thrive. He was a father and mentor to his grandchildren Jenny, and Faline and a loving grandfather to Kelly and Kaydee. He suggested to Karen and me that we give gifts on our birthdays rather than get them. I thought that was a stupid idea at the time. but now I see that he was teaching us to think about others before ourselves. His advice to Lu when she had a bad morning was ANOTHER DAY IN WHICH TO EXCEL His motto for Helen in her worst time of trouble was , EGBOK, Everything's going to be okay.
And that is how I will close. Hebb, we will miss you you dreadfully, but we will get through. Everything is going to be okay.
Your Daughter #2, Victoria
He had a good, full life and he will live on in your memories.