My Last Post of 2011 (or) All About Rob

 

Hello, everyone! Today is New Year’s Eve, which means this is the last post of 2011. It hasn’t been a prolific posting year for me, but I thought I would end the year by obliging one of my friend’s requests.
 
I recently saw one of my old friends, and maybe the second thing he said to me that evening was “When are you going to do a blog post about me?” So, here you go, Rob!
 
Oh, is it Rob? Or is it Robert? Or is it Robbie? Robbie?!? Who calls Rob Robbie? How cute. I never knew . . . 🙂   It was always just Rob. The things we learn 40 years later. You see, I went to grade school with Rob. And high school. Ok, I did know he went by Robbie with his family. It just surprises me when I haven’t heard it in a while.
 
Anyway, here is Rob and his beautiful wife, Martha, whom he met when he went to Texas Tech in Lubbock in the early 1980s. They have been married a long time and have two kids.
 
 
 
Apparently, according to Martha, Rob likes to parade around his house…..singing “Can’t touch this…na na na…..” when he’s feeling proud of himself! Hahahahaha!
 
 
Martha says he has a favorite line he uses all the time: “You are so over thinking this!”
 
Rob’s favorite word is “NO.” In fact, he is known as Mr. No Man!
 
Rob and Martha have a lake house and I know Rob likes to hunt. Martha says that as Rob gets older, he is even more proud about the fires he builds outdoors!!
 
And here are Rob’s children:
 
 
Also from Martha: Robert (our son) is waiting for his dad to turn 80 so he can finally beat him up.
 
 Rob’s daughter, Allye, who recently graduated from TCU:
 
 
 And Martha also says Rob really has always wanted their daughter, Allye to call him “Dad EEE” . . . and she won’t!
Below are Rob’s cute parents:
 

And here is Rob’s mother in law with Martha. Phyllis lives with Rob and his family:

 

Oh and something nice (from Martha) – My mother tells everyone that her son-in-law cooks all her meals! He really does!!!! 

 

Awwww, Rob!!

 

I have run into Rob on and off throughout the years. He was working in the building next door for a short while and I had gone to the bank in that building. So good to see Rob walk by at the time and chat. Another time I ran into Rob, I was working at a golf tournament for a charity event. I was working one of the holes for a closest to the pin contest or something. This foursome strolls up after it had been raining all morning and I looked like total crap. Yes, it was Rob with a local DJ (Kidd Kraddick). I was so mortified. Oh well. As usual, Rob was very nice.

 

Rob’s best buds through the years:
–Robert V, Joe, Peter, and Rob
 
At our 30th grade school reunion, Rob supplied the beer since he worked for Coors/Miller at the time. So generous! Here are Rob and two of my good friends from grade school:
 
Below is what I call the Rob look. What is missing is the eye roll–it’s hard to capture in a photo!
 
 
Okay, here are most of the important women in Rob’s life: his sisters, wife, sister in law, and mother:
 –Such a beautiful family Rob comes from. He also has two brothers. When I say beautiful, I mean beautiful inside and out! 
 
If I am not mistaken, Rob worked at the Mobil station at Buckner and Garland Rd. Unfortunately, they tore down this beautiful piece of history located in Casa Linda shopping center. Now it’s a bank.
 
 
Some thoughts from some friends:
 
. . . At the 10-year (high school) reunion, we had a set up that when Rob hugged someone, he would look my way and I would mouth their name to him!
 
He didn’t talk to me, but I always thought he was adorable.
 
Can’t say enough great things about my man, Robbie. The dude has been like a brother to me. One of my best friends since jr high. Roommate through college. So many life experiences shared.
 
All I can say about Rob is wanderin’ fingers in grade school I am sure he had grown out of that.
 
Rob is an outdoorsman that loves to hunt and fish. When he spins a yarn about a fish he caught or a deer he shot, most likely the size of the fish or the size of the deer will grow over time.
 
Rob is very generous and never hesitates to share whatever he has, including his cabin and lake house.
 
I don’t really have a quote, but I think it might be, “Malouf, can you fix this thing I just broke.”
 
Once when I was at Mass at St. Gabriel’s in McKinney, I was admiring good looking guys coming back from Communion (don’t we all still?), and I admired Rob before I realized it was Rob! I thought of course that guy is good looking, he’s a Farquharson!
OK, Rob. Enjoy your post!! I am sure as people contact me, there will be more . . .
MDC
UPDATE 12/4/2012:
 
ROB RESPONDS!!
Thanks so much for making good on your promise about my blog! I am concerned however with the facts….
This mentions nothing about my swashbuckling days in the Gulf, my secret service days with President Bush (the first one) or my work at NASA to improve the space shuttle — my work to improve the O Ring….
 
Despite all that, thank you for the kind words and pictures of my family and friends.
 
God bless,
Your BFF-Robbie
 
From MDC: Awwww, Rob!! You’re the best . . .

 

  7 comments for “My Last Post of 2011 (or) All About Rob

  1. December 31, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    Great tribute and nice wind-up for 2011. Always enjoy your blog posts. May your 2012 be meaningful and wonderful for you…
    I also always like the design of your blog.
    Best to you always
    e.

  2. December 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    Happy New Year! My best to you, too, Ed!! Cheers, Denise

  3. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    OK. I am wondering about the “wondering fingers”. Is it supposed to be “wandering”?
    I also think Rob might have made a pact with the devil….he’s still boyishly handsome, uh?

  4. December 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    I fixed “wondering” to “wanderin'” so that the true context is appreciated:-))

    Yes, devilishly handsome.

  5. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    Denise, great post! Robbie is such an amazing person! So nice to see and read more about him. Interesting fact: My father was ill with kidney cancer years ago and about to undergo a serious surgery. Robbie contacted his mom to get a “prayer cloth” from the ladies at church so that dad could take it into surgery with him. Out of the blue, Robbie hands me this cloth for my father. Said cloth will be with my sister as she has her gall bladder out Monday and with me later this month as I have surgery to remove a tumor. If these walls could talk, Robbie (an Martha) have been mentioned many times for their kind heart and generosity.

  6. December 31, 2011 at 11:18 PM

    Thank you for that wonderful story. Prayers to you for you and for your sister . . .

  7. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    Well-Well–finaly I know something about Robbie.
    I am an Uncle to Martha & Marla–Phyllis is my sister-in-law.I knew he had a lake house and went hunting in southern Okla.
    Hello Robbie–its good to know you.
    I’m G.T. Wentworth & you have a good Family.

Thanks for the comments . . .