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Old Grandfathers Are A Very Odd Breed.

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Old grandfathers are a very odd breed. They are, for the most part, more tolerant in their judgment of others because of their years. Yet, they are fixated with the age-old belief that, “They don’t make them like they used to.” Therefore, when an old dad looks a younger dad, he looks at him through the eyes of experience and with critical understanding. As a result, the old guys often shake their heads at the newer generation of dads.

But there are six younger dads that this old man doesn’t shake his head at. He only beams with grateful admiration as he observers the wonderful outpouring of love and guidance each of them in their own way provide for their families. He has to thank God everyday that his grandchildren have a loving father like them in their home.

I am talking about some men who deserve every honor a Father’s Day can provide. It would be an impossibility to show them too much thanks for the way they give of themselves and their time to their children. In a generation when many dads may be doing everything wrong, there are those who are doing everything right! They are loving, affectionate and take time for their children.

These men just happen to be related to me. My son (in-law): Brandon Hartzell, and my four sons: Anthony Ballestero, Bryan Ballestero, Martyn Ballestero II, and Andrew Ballestero. These men all make me so very proud and thankful to God. I fiercely love them all!




Bryan Ballestero




Anthony Ballestero











Andrew Ballestero


Martyn Ballestero II












Brandon Hartzell

Brandon Hartzell


Jeremy Branham














(I must mention my wonderful nephew, (son of my sister Carlene.), Jeremy Branham who without a father in his life to guide him became everything a model father should be. He makes me proud too!)

Thank you my Sons, for fifteen wonderful grandchildren!! I wish you a very Happy Father’s Day!





Written by Martyn Ballestero

June 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Family, Father's Day

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  1. Tears are rolling down my face!! Thank you so much for the Godly example of being a father, not only to your sons (& daughter) but to my son as well. I know he loves you as fiercely as I do!!


    June 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    • Sis.Carlene, look who was the example for your father! A better example could not have been found
      than Carl Ballestero. I enjoyed being around him and your dad at Bro. Shews

      Rick Malone

      June 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  2. Enjoyed reading!


    June 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm

  3. Thank you Dad for your kind words and Happy Fathers Day!


    June 19, 2016 at 6:07 am

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