Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Dad

This is a photo of my Dad as a young boy. He is 15 years old as he sits on the old tree stump which would mean the original black and white photo was taken around 1941 or so. Dad grew up working hard on his family's farm and farms of others as well. This doesn't appear to be the old homeplace where he lived so I think it was taken on one of the farms where he often stayed and worked in his youth. With none of his five siblings in view I think it's fair to say this wasn't taken at home.
I like this picture of my Dad. It shows he was tall and lanky. He never lost that lush head of hair and it didn't turn gray until he was way up in age.
It will soon be fourteen years since my Dad passed away. It's hard to realize that many years have silently gone by. This coming Sunday the 17th would have been Dad's 84th birthday.

Love and miss you Dad.

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30 comments:

Annie said...

What a dear picture to have and treasure. I have many like this of my mom and dad's families. These sepia treasure are the best.

Pat said...

What a nice sepia photo to treasure of your dad. I love those old pictures. My Dad's birthday was 12/26. He would have been 94. He's been gone for 15 years now. I still miss him so.

jingle said...

Happy 84th Birthday to You Dad coming Sunday.
Peace with him.
Thank you for the post of LOVE.

Ralph said...

He sits tall and proud on that stump. Someone who wasn't afraid of work and working hard - because it was the right thing to do. Too bad these days the value of sacrifice and word are not always seen. A good man. you no doubt learned the right values as you grew up. Such a great role model!

Rebecca said...

I love old photos like that!

Thom said...

I love photos like this. What a handsome man. My dear sweet Carletta...we have a kindred spirit going here and it took this post for me to figure it out. My Grandfather, the man I totally love and idolize and was my father figure growing up, well his birthday is also this Sunday the 17th. He would have been 95. I have my post ready to go for him so I hope you will be able to see it on Sunday. In the meantime Hau`oli La Hanau to your father this Sunday. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Lovely tribute to your dad. What a nice looking guy he was!

George said...

What a nice tribute to your Dad. I know how fortunate I am to still have my Dad with us.

JunieRose2005 said...

Love this picture, Carletta, and the loving remembrance to your dad!

Junie

awarewriter said...

What a lovely tribute Carletta -- the photo and your words.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a lovely tribute Carletta. He sounds like a wonderful dad.

There's a Remember Whensday meme that I used to post on sometimes; I thought this was going to be on it. I have a goal to do more scanning of my old family photos and write something about them. We have the genelology stuff (family trees) but a story such as you have written is so much more meaningful.

Jew Wishes said...

What a lovely photo, and so nostalgic in sepia, Carletta. And, what a lovely tribute.

My dad will have been gone for fifty years in May, older than his lifespan.

kaye said...

what a nice picture of your dad. I like how you described it as the years slipping silently by--that is exactly what they do.

Leora said...

Your father is around the same age as my mother. Last September my mother would have been 85.

It's a gorgeous picture - he looks quite relaxed on that perch.

Gunsside said...

Lovely nostalgic photo, looks good in sepia ;)

Tricia said...

Oh Carletta, great job on this photo & he's quite handsome AND he DOES look very tall, my gosh! Hold it close to your heart

Patti said...

Nice photo of your dad. He was a handsome guy.

My grandfather's birthday was also Jan. 17- he was born in 1895, so he'd be 115 on Sunday.

I love old family photos. They all tell us a story.

Gattina said...

If he would have 18 today, he wouldn't have had to work so hard on a farm ! what a nice picture, he looks so vulnerable and young !

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Wonderful photo. funny just this week I thought I should scan some of my folks old pics in .... now I'm convinced!
Lovely post!
Gena @ thinking aloud

jingle said...

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I enjoy your blog very much,
I appreciate your support.
have a FUN day. :)

You Deserve the best.

diane said...

I love old photos and this is a classic. I have some on my post too. Snap! It is hard to get used to them not being around.

Becky and Gary said...

It's so wonderful to have these old photos of our famil, and I'm thankful that we can share them with our blogger friends, and to tell the memorable stories.
B.

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta, this is such a wonderful picture.

Neal said...

That is really neat Carletta! I love to look at old photos as Rose will tell you. You can tell a lot about how poor (money wise) people were just by looking at the background of old pictures. You can tell they probably had a rough life. Thanks for sharing this picture!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh, this does look like my grandpa's barn on the side of a hill in West Virginia.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I miss my Dad, too!
March will be 4 years since he passed.
And you are right, the years seem to quickly and silently pass by.

moorebloglife said...

Little girls always miss their Dads, I miss mine too. Thinking of you Carletta.

Raven said...

Lovely photo. My parents' would-have-been 99th's passed this December. I started to write about them, but couldn't do it. As with 14, 19 year pass both quick and slow.

Jientje said...

He's handsome. So you take after him then, you have gorgeous long curly hair too don't you?

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