Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Dad

My Dad
Little Memories on this Father's Day
This is my father. He was the best father ever. I had a story book childhood that I wish I would've enjoyed more when I was a kid. But you don't, you just let life go by. I never heard my parents argue, (except maybe when they were wallpapering together : )) They loved each other and it showed. My father was hard working and gave us everything we needed. When we were young a big treat was to go to the beach. We would wait till Dad got home and then got to go to Presque Isle and swim in Lake Erie. Dad also had a little boat that we went fishing on. Before that we fished off "the rocks" or off a little bridge on the bay. When we got a little older we got to take horseback riding lessons. I LOVED horses even when I was teensy. I also have a vivid memory of the first time I rode a two wheeler bike. Dad held the back of the seat and I remember him saying "I've got you, I've got you". Of course he had to let go at some point and I was riding on my own. Funny the things that stick with you.
Thanks Dad For all the wonderful memories.
I love you.
Posted by PicasaDad died in 1996 at the age of 85.

I just noticed that I think my Dad looked a little like Harry Connick Jr. when he was real young!!!! What do you think??

I'm linking this with Mosaic Monday.


  1. You are right, he does look like Harry Connick Jr. :)

    Here's to your dad.

  2. I was sitting here thinking who does he look like? who does he look like? and bang you said it. Handsome man.
    You were a lucky girl and now you know it.

  3. A very handsome man! Happy Father's Day and Happy pink sat!

  4. Shirley,
    How sweet. Love your memories and your photos!

  5. What sweet memories mom...this blog brought tears to my eyes I miss Grandpa and Grandma so much. Two things memories of Grandpa I have are he taught me to take good care of the things you have so they last AND when I first starting using hairspray (Aquanet!) as a teenager- Grandpa would say "why are you putting all that schlack on your hair" : )
    I miss you Grandpa!

  6. He does look like Harry! Great tribute!

  7. Lovely tribute and memories of your Dad! Wunderful photos and mosaic! Have a great week! :)

  8. He was the kindest man. I remember waking him up in the middle of the night because there was something in algebra that I didn't understand. He sat with me at the kitchen table explaining it until I finally got it. After my daughter was killed and he found me crying he was always there to give me a hug and shed a tear with me.


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