https://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/chads-lake-Lily-fishing.jpg 293 440 Matt http://www.woodyboater.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Woodyboater-Logo-White.svg Matt2020-07-09 07:07:072020-07-09 07:10:00It’s Lily Day! Proof That There Is Good In This World.
It’s Lily Day! Proof That There Is Good In This World.
If you are a longtime Woody Boater you know how special Lily is to us all here. Lily and WoodyBoater have grown up together. With all the negative drama going on out there in the click bait universe, Lily is a wonderful reminder of the joy of family, parenting, and childhood.
We first met Lily back at the start of Woody Boater and the restoration of Chads 18 Sportsman. Chads boat became a big winner at all the shows with his trademark Lilys.
Lily is also a reminder that here on Woody Boater we are more than just classic boat nuts, we are a family. A dysfunctional family, with way to many crazy uncles. So here is to Lily and a another year of warmth and family!
If you have some growing up photos please share.
Great photos of Lily’s transition from baby to young lady. I also know Chad and he is a great guy. We feel like distant cousins to them with our boats named Water Lily and Tiger Lily. All the best to that wonderful family in the future!
Here is Brenden and Henry sitting on the transom. Emily is named after Henry’s twin sister. Emily lived 2-1/2 years with Trisomy 18. After she passed away I purchased the boat. Thought is was fitting to name the boat after her. It is always special to go out and take a ride.
I’m v sorry for your loss…a beautiful tribute.
Well that explains all of my gray hair …
Congrats Chad on raising that beautiful girl and keeping your boat looking great as well.
Sorry but in my mind Lilly will forever be the little girl serving drinks at our virtual party. And no Chad I didn’t keep this pic on my computer I had to search WoodyBoater for it.
one of my all time favorite shots.. Somehow I think this may be changed around collage..
Great shots and memories. Which I had thought of that. Both of our daughters went from their first show bringing inside their mother to both having graduated from college and Katelyn having her own pink wooden boat. Not sure where the time has gone but it has been well worth it
Great article and pics. Thanks Matt!
who,….great pix and calming amid the mess. Thanks for that.
John in Va.
Here is a picture of LILY at the first show in Traverse City on the Boardwalk, and in the background are Chad and his Dad.
That’s what boating all about ! Heartwarming pics. Thanks Matt
Happy Lily Day! Yes, there is something special about naming a boat after one’s only daughter.
Don’t forget the “other” Lillie!
Not the best picture but they got bigger and the boat got smaller. With a lot of fun in between
Ok only one picture came up
Grandson and Great Grandson …………..”close” to Molly-O’s tranny
I LOVE Lilly day!
7 year old Lilly even made it into an ad for the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club.
Family traditions and memories – 🙂 Our son at one year old in “Tango” and (next post – I can’t figure out how to attach two pics…) with his wife a couple years ago next to our current Red&White – “Aknota”.
OK – that didn’t work at all…
i like lily’s flag when she was a baby
uncle mike k
Nice story don’t forget coop.
Yeah, when is Coop Day?
LILY (the boat) gets around