July 12, 2006

So Long SpeedyGoat

The day the Rivers family has dreaded since 1996 is upon us. SpeedyGoat "The Teal Wonder" Rivers has grown up and moved on to go live with friends on his own.

Rather than focusing on the deep sorrow, we've decided to cherish the memories. Here are a few select gems so you too may share in the joy that is Speedy. We remember...

The times Anthony, Pete and Speedy would go for a good time of fish-tailin' after visitation at NJBC. Since Speedy's got no junk in his trunk, he'd just slide to his heart's content on the church property grass by the Trout River. These were his rebellious years.

The day he received his name. Cliff was there.

The day his horns started growing in... he head-butted a yield sign (through no fault of Anthony's whatsoever) and received a nasty scar on his left temple. Cliff was there too.

The day Speedy and Sharon first met. He loved going to the beach with us. He likes dolphins.

Speaking of dolphins, we remember how happy he was when we surprised him with a Miami Dolphins license plate. He loves wearing Dan Marino's colors (we had quite the argument when he wanted a big "13" air-brushed on his tailgate).

And all the times we had to turn him off in the McDonalds drive-thru. He talked so loudly that the attendant couldn't hear us over him (he has voice-immodulation problems with his muffler).

We love you SpeedyGoat. Miss ya. Miss you everyday.

5 comments:

tamara said...

Awww... it is hard to think of Anthony without thinking of Speedy. He will be greatly missed. Hope you guys are enjoying your time in J-ville. Hope to see you before you leave the States. Love you guys and prayin for ya!!

15 in da house said...

y'all are just funny!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, what about the time when Sharon wanted to see if diamonds really could cut glass, so she used her fatty wedding ring to cut the window! Love you and miss you!
Jenny and Aaron

Sharon said...

awww...that was a good one! I learned two lessons that day 1. Even Speedygoats can get scars 2. Diamonds really do cut glass.

Sharon said...

awww...that was a good one! I learned two lessons that day 1. Even Speedygoats can get scars 2. Diamonds really do cut glass.