Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

My fathers 89th year has been a good one so far.  He is still walking and talking and knows who most people are.

Dad at the WW2 Memorial

This photo was taken by my other baby brother in May when they were in Washinton DC at the World War II Memorial.

This trip remains the highlight of my fathers 89th year….he is still talking about it.

His vegetable garden is growing.  He likes to garden, he takes his Cadillac (walker) out to the garden with him.

He loves to go to Bingo and most Thursday nights you can find him down at The American Legion playing Bingo.

Both Dad and Mom have been asked to be the Grand Marshall’s of The 4th of July Parade in town.  So that will be another fun day for them.

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Father’s Day wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Far Guy’s father who died in 1994, he was 80 years old when he died.  Alpha One Antitrypsin Deficiency most likely lead to his death and also the death of two of his brothers.  If we only knew then what we know now.

Marvin #2 (2)

Here is Marvin most likely in 1937 in Louisiana, he was 23 years old.

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

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16 comments:

  1. enjoy the day with your Father, mine has been gone for a while, I miss him

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  2. Lovely photo of your Dad; such a blessing that he enjoyed the trip to D.C. How nice that they will be Grand Marshalls at the parade in July, too. FG's dad was very handsome. Happy Father's Day to FG and your dad.

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  3. Happy Father's Day! Far Guy
    Love the photo's, your dad looks great Far Side.

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  4. You are very lucky to still have a Dad. Wishing your Dad & Far Guy a happy Father's Day. And what an honour to be asked to be Grand Marshall. Can't wait to see those photos.

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  5. Nice way to remember your father, Far Guy! So glad you are caring for him in such a great way! Giving him your time is the best thing you can do!

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  6. Beautiful, Connie! Beautiful!

    Linda

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  7. You are so lucky to still have your Father, I think that's super that your parents are going to be the Grand Marshalls.

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  8. Good memories of Dads. Good to hear that your Dad still has a good quality of life.

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  9. Good to hear the community has selected your parents as parade marshals: I know they will enjoy that day.

    I lost my Dad to cancer when I was 15, so I'm happy to see that your Dad is still active and happy.

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  10. Happy Father's Day to Far Guy, too! :)

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  11. It makes me happy to see your dad still going strong at 89. What a wonderful gift to be able to send him Happy Father's Day greetings from the Pacific Northwest! :-)

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  12. Happy Father's Day, Far Guy!

    Shirley H.

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  13. Yes, if only we knew then what we know (and can do!) now. But your efforts to keep your father in law, his brothers and all the extended family in your memory are so important! Thanks for sharing those photos.

    And how wonderful that your parents were asked to be Grand Marshalls of your town's Fourth of July parade. What a grand event!

    Happy Father's Day to your dad--and to Far Guy, as well!

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  14. Your dad is having a very good year! Grand Marshall now! How fortunate you are to still have your father and mother.

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  15. Salutes your fathrr with great respect.

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  16. So glad you still have your Dad and Mom and also that they are able to still enjoy life.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie