Sunday, July 27, 2008

A TRIBUTE TO MY DADDY..

Dad & Hillbillies

Today would have been my Daddy's 80th Birthday, It is so hard to believe he has been gone for 3yrs. now. So in honor of his Birthday today is dedicated to him. The above photo is my Daddy and my brothers and sister, I am the one with the blue shorts and white top. We were on our way to Mich. to visit my Mom parents. So we had a stop on the side of the road and Mom took the photo.  My Daddy was a kind and loving man, he never said a harsh work to any one that I can remember. My poor Mother had to be the disciplinarian in the family, Daddy just could not bring him self to do it. I always ran to my Daddy when I was bad, but it did not work. ha ha

My Daddy was a lover of life and enjoyed his family when he was home, he was a truck driver most of his life. I remember when he taught me how to ride my bike, he would hold my seat and run behind me saying,,,, peddle faster and don't worry I have you.... and he always did, until one time when he let go and I was doing it by my self . But you know the thing I will always remember the most, is he was still running behind me incase I did fall. He was always there for me if I fell. He would chase away my fears when I heard noises in the night, and walk the house and check on us after we were asleep, I know cause I was not asleep when he came in my room. hahaha  I felt safe then.

Daddy loved to roller skate every Saturday night at the rink, he was very good, and goofy. He would scare me all the time. One Christmas we all got ice skates, and they would freeze the tennis court so the town could ice skate. Daddy would take us all and go skating. He helped up all make snow forts with boxes so we could have snow ball fights in the front yard.

 

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This is in Canada don't know where or when, Is he not a handsome man. I was his little girl, even though he had four more kids. I just could wrap my self around his little finger. I really loved my Daddy. I miss him so much. But he is with Mom now and Grand daughter April so he is in good hands with the Lord. SCAN02

Daddy in his big red Truck, he used to take me to chain down. Now that was fun. I met a lot of the other truckers and they were so great.

SCAN10 This is in the 70s, Mom and Daddy went to visit my little Brother in South Carolina Sam was in the Navy and this is his Ship USS Barney. It makes me think of Barney the big bear. lol;

 

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Daddy after a long run with the truck, he never could sleep unless his head was covered, hat or blanket my daughter is just like that.

Saturday, October 13, 2001 (Image #6)

Mom and Daddy this was at my Brother Sam's wedding. Not sure what is up with the look on his face. I think he was hungry maybe.

Saturday, October 13, 2001 (Image #5) 

Love this one, he was in the Airforce during the Korean war, he looked so handsome in his uniform don't you think..... My Mom did. 

 

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Christmas time Daddy loves the bubble wrap. I should have gotten him that for Christmas, would have kept him busy for a long time.

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This one just crakes me up when I look at it. Not sure what he is doing here. But a new sheriff is in town. My Mom did not like that hat so to bug her he wore it all the time. Daddy was such a card, and he made friends  where ever he went. Every one at the local IGA he new them all by name and they loved it when he would stop in. He was always there if someone needed help with any thing. Daddy liked to do things him self, he put in and new drive way and side wall new roof took down three trees in our yard, which we did not like, we loved to climb them. Maybe that is why he took them down. His older brother lived out in the country, when we went to visit he would let me sit in his lap and drive the car down the dirt road, that was so cool.

 

Well I am sorry if I made this too long, but it is hard to put a life time of love and joy in a short post. I  wanted to share my Daddy with you  and some photos. So here's to you Daddy, I love and miss you very much, I hope you have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

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Daddy and Me on Fathers day 93.  I think this is my favorite picture of me and Daddy. My daughter took this and had a really nice frame for it and gave it to me the day before his was laid to rest. My daddy was every thing to me and more, so hard to put in to words some times.

I wish to thank every one for stopping by for a visit and letting ramble on about my Daddy. What  a party he must be having now in Heaven. Love you Daddy......

God Bless you all:

Hugs;

Alaura

16 comments:

Vanessa Greenway said...

Great tribute! I don't even know how hard this must be. I hope you have a peaceful Saunday. Sincerely, Vanessa

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Alaura, thanks for coming by to see me. I'll try to post more of that flatware later. I'm not much for polishing silver, but I just might have to use it for a special occasion. It sure is pretty.

What a sweet tribute to your dad.

Rhoda

Gail McCormack said...

A beautiful tribute to your Daddy Alaura, I'm sure he did have a wonderful party in heaven

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage said...

What a loving and touching tribute to your sweet father. You are very very fortunate to have had such a close and special relationship with him. I love how you describe how safe you felt when he walked the house at night. No one could ask for a better dad than that!

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a wonderful post. Your daddy would have been proud of you.

I too was a daddy's girl. My daddy died when I was only 12 but it still seems like yesterday. I know the longing in your heart to see him again.

Someday, when God says it's time, we will be back in our daddy's arms again.

Until then, hold him near and dear to your heart as you are doing.

Big hugs.
Joanne

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Alura,
Your memories of your father and the pictures are priceless. Your tribute to him is so special!
Diane

Pink Slippers said...

I enjoyed walking down your memory lane of a man who was so wonderful. You are very blessed to have a loving, caring and funny Daddy. Make sure you always pass the stories on.

Shelia said...

Evening Alaura! Oh, how sweet to post all of these pictures and memories of your dad. I'm sure he would have loved it! My dad passed away in 1997 and I know how hard it can be sometimes. I was always his little girl and I miss him. Aren't you thankful for the closeness you shared with him? Bless you today and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely tribute to your Father. I know you must miss him dearly.
xo
P

Anne Fannie said...

What a nice tribute to your Dad. I lost mine 3 years ago too, I miss him too.

Dawn said...

Alaura that was a lovely tribute to your father! This fall will be thirteen years since my father has died and I think of him and miss him every day!

Your father sounds like a wonderful, caring man. I'm sure he is looking down on you smiling!!!

A happy birthday to your Daddy!!!

take care,
Dawn

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Alaura, this was such a beautiful post. I have tears in my eyes! Your handsome daddy sounds like a wonderful man. One we would all be better for knowing. The way your describe him reminds me of my gentle grandpa whom I miss so much. I am so close to my daddy too and I understand that bond. It is wonderful and I am so happy you were able to have that in your life. It is so important. I am sending hugs to you! I just know your sweet daddy is having a beautiful celebration too!!

Love ya!
Amy

Shabbyfufu said...

What a heartfelt post Alaura. I lost my dear dad about 21 years ago and still think of him almost daily. Thanks for visiting me....Janet

miss gracies house said...

What a sweet tribute to your Daddy. You are blessed to have such good memories!
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!
Have a good evening!
Rene'

Heather said...

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog!
What a beautiful post and loving tribute to your Daddy! He sounds like he was an amazing man! It makes you wish everyone was so blessed to have a father like that. I loved all of the pictures and how heartfelt you were! I also enjoyed that it was a long post! I do those all the time! LOL!!!
Have a great evening and stop by anytime!!
-Heather :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Alaura...this is a beautiful post and loving tribute to your Dad. I enjoyed reading it and looking at your precious photos.