It’s Lily Day! Proof That There Is Good In This World.

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Lily fishing

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.

One of Lily’s early transom photos 2007 ish

Lily 2020. I think the boat is getting smaller?

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 in 2019

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!

Lily and her annual transom photo

If you have some growing up photos please share.

24 replies
  1. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    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!

  2. Wudzgud
    Wudzgud says:

    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.

  3. Mark
    Mark says:

    Well that explains all of my gray hair …

    Congrats Chad on raising that beautiful girl and keeping your boat looking great as well.

  4. Rick
    Rick says:

    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.

  5. Matt
    Matt says:

    one of my all time favorite shots.. Somehow I think this may be changed around collage..

  6. Syd
    Syd says:

    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

  7. Darthtrader
    Darthtrader says:

    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.

  8. Alex
    Alex says:

    Happy Lily Day! Yes, there is something special about naming a boat after one’s only daughter.

  9. Syd
    Syd says:

    Not the best picture but they got bigger and the boat got smaller. With a lot of fun in between

  10. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    I LOVE Lilly day!

    7 year old Lilly even made it into an ad for the Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club.

  11. Dick Dow
    Dick Dow says:

    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”.

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