Wow, what an article.
I was so very surprised to see such a tribute to Robert Frear; many a pioneer has come gone in our valley with not a word said.
Reading through I â€œoh?â€ â€œWow!â€ And â€œahâ€™d,â€ many times reading things I knew about, but didnâ€™t realize Robert had done or was involved in. It was quite informative and entertaining. And what wonderful pictures.
But, after reading your article I found myself thinking you did not mention Robertâ€™s most prized accomplishment: His beautiful daughter, Keely.
I have never once had a conversation with Robert that he didnâ€™t bring up how she was the light of his life. How He was so, so, very, very proud of her.
He always talked of how they were hooked at the â€œhip,â€ and how when she was younger, he took such pride in teaching her everything, and I mean everything.
From repairing engines, to rock collecting, to dune buggy rides.
His daughter was like a sponge. Robert only wanted her to be strong and independent because he knew she was already beautiful, duh!
The one thing he talked about mostly was when the two of them shared â€œthe special dad and me days at the river.â€
He loved her very much and was so, so proud to be her dad.
He was so happy to see the beautiful, special young lady she has grown into today…Â So, Iâ€™m going to have to disagree with your title, as I find itâ€™s a little misleading.
I think â€œA legacy of Robert Frearâ€ (would be more fitting).
We all go through life and do things, but Robertâ€™s greatest legacy is his beautiful daughter.
Just my thoughts, and Iâ€™m sure Robert is smiling down on us right now going, â€œThanks, Lyn.â€