Sunday, June 18, 2006

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Father's Day to all you great dads out there...to all of you that are sharing this day with your dads and to all of you that are remembering your great dads.

I thought I should share some pics of my dad....he is still around kicking it. I think he is around 83 or so...I never get the age right. I should be talking to him very soon...my dad was one who was VERY strict, very traditional, extremely intelligent and a brillant business man. Most of all he did all he could to provide his family with everything he could. To this day...I still call him up when I am trying to make a decision about something major and get his feedback. To me he is truly wise. I will tell you all an inside secret...Since I was a teenager...I have always called my dad "old man". I have no idea why I began calling him that...I guess since we are the closest among all the kids and him..I had to have something that was just between him and me. Well hence the name--Old Man.

To this day--NO ONE else in the family is allowed to call him that...and he will tell them that it is my name to call him and no one else's...it is that connection between us, something else that makes our bond more closer.

Well...Here are some pics of Old Man:
This is Old Man in Morrocco about twenty something years ago when he and my mom decided to do the Europe trip and try it all.
 Old Man in his backyard before he and Mom moved down south.This was taken almost a year ago.
Old man sitting in a porch chair because all their furniture at this point had been packed getting ready for the big move. Taken almost a year ago.
Taken this past March ... Old man arrived with mom to pick up my daughter for spring break. She spent almost two weeks with them and of course they spoiled her rotten.

I just wanted to share a few pics...I have alot more...but did not want to overwhelm on the loading of pictures. I do hope you all have a great day... Enjoy your family and/or friends and show your love to all those that you care about!!!

Peace

6 comments:

boiseladie said...

Aww.... what a great tribute to our "old man!"  That is so cute that you are allowed to call him that.  Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.
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wfhbear said...

Thanks for letting me meet your Dad. He sounds like a really "Good Guy". I am glad to hear that you have such a connection with him. I will tell you that my biggest problem dealing with my Dad's death is the fact that I can't call him up and just talk. It is very frustrating---all the time. Be sure and talk to your Dad a lot while you can. My Best Regards, Bill.

onestrangecat said...

love the pictures of your dad.

hope you have a great day.

Kathy

crystalmoon222 said...

your father is a very handsome man!..................fran


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tendernoggle said...

Hi ellie,
Very good photo's of your daddy! I like the fact that he won't let anyone else call him"Old Man" !
Talk and love him all you can while you still can...I still miss my daddy...and he has been dead 22 years.
love,
Carlene

dcmeyer420 said...

Awww, your Dad is handsome. Thanks for sharing his pics. You sound good. Hope everything is fine with you and the family.