I would like to nominate my dad Bob Manly for the hard-working man contest. He is the hardest working man I have ever known, he had worked since he was 16. He not only owns his own construction business, he also works for another company. He is always willing to help others, He drives to Arizona to help him mom out with her house, so she won’t have to pay someone to do the work. He gets up before the sun and returns home after the sun has gone down. My dad was always there to help with homework, projects, and to answer an question any of his three child has. He is also his granddaughters whole world.
My husband Dusty is always working. He works his full time job and any other work he can pick up just to support his family. He is an awesome husband and father. We can always depend on him whenever we need him. Thank you Dusty I love you with all of my heart.
I am proud to call Don my grandfather! About 7 years ago my grandfather was in a horrible car accident. He drove off Old Priest Grade and suffered major injuries and was hospitalized for many months. His stability was questionable, and we didn’t know what the outcome would be. A few long months later, we brought him home and not long after that he returned to the woods to work. His accident left him not able to walk like he use to and now has to use a cane to walk. He is now 80 years old, walks with a cane and still works long hours running his logging company, many mornings he gets up at sun rise and doesn’t stop until the sun goes down. Most people my age couldn’t keep up with this wonderful man. He is amazing and the hardest working man I have ever met. Grandpa you never stop amazing us, thank you for being such a wonderful role model. We all love you so very much! If anyone deserves this award it is you.
Jon is a captain with Cal Fire in The Tuolumne Calaveras Unit, currently stationed out of San Andreas. When not working on the fire engine, he is equally busy working on his ranch, often with his three year old son in toe. Jon spends his days off fencing for his cattle, cutting fire wood, taking care of animals, and balancing the endless projects awaiting his attention. He is a wonderful and patient dad to his three children. His three year old son who’s favorite thing to do is ride on the tractor with dad, is outside working with dad the majority of the time he is home. Jon works seven days a week, rarely making it inside before dark. Watching him strive to be an excellent employee, co-worker, and leader, work tirelessly to have a good home, and be a fun loving amazing dad, makes me proud to be married to the hardest working man I know.
My dad has worked hard his whole life starting from a young age. He does whatever he can to provide a great life for me, my mom, and sisters. He earns everything he has and that inspired me to start working at the young age of 16 and I have held a steady job ever since, now i’m 23. He has taught me that you can do anything you set your mind to and to work hard and you will succeed. Thanks dad for everything, i love you.
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