|Dad & his Grandma, 1910, collage, old photo & digital|
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Today I went to two different venues and ...
took over 100 photos to share with you.
However it's very late & I've changed my mind.
You'll still get them, but on Monday & Tuesday.
I've been thinking a lot about Father's Day.
In fact today's music (above) is for my Dad ...
he loved Dixieland music. He said it made people happy.
Dad died 21 years ago.
|Dad, age 5 at the fishing hole.|
He always said he had the best childhood.
Later he lived through the depression & was forever frugal.
He never smoked or drank.
I never heard him swear except once, when he was
teaching me to drive & I popped the clutch!
My dad was a driver, Greyhound buses & later he
chauffeured movie stars to work & back home.
He had a lot of name dropping & stories.
He made the Olympic diving team when younger
but got TB and had to spend time in recovery.
A heartbreak. He loved to dance & tell stories.
|Father's Day, 1975, Yorba Linda, CA|
He had wanted a boy, but got me.
He always called me Jack.
And look at this great photo ...
Cousins Martha & John are celebrating their 50th
wedding anniversary in the best way ever ...
with daughter Janice & husband Bill, son Brian & wife Marni
and their 9 grandchildren! Imagine the great memories!
A smile for Sunday ...