Gentle Readers and Dear Friends eight years ago we lost my father. I think of him daily and still miss him being here - today is his birthday and he would have turned 80. I got to thinking about that a few days ago..... and so I turned to the photo albums. Many of the pictures I have I found when we cleaned out my grandparents house, some I have just always had and some I took or had copies made from the piles of negatives that have accumulated at my mom's house. My dad was an avid or I could even say rabid photography nut - and every event no matter how small was documented in pictures - be they prints or slides. I guess my love of photography came from him. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. Now remember these are snaps of snaps - I tried to minimize the reflection from the flash.
In chronological order.......
Two very early snaps that date from the Fall of 1931 - the one of the left is my Grandfather holding my dad and the one on the left is my Granny holding my dad. I think these where taken at my Great-grand mothers farm in Decatur Georgia.
Probably my favorite picture of my dad - taken in Atlanta Georgia when he was 5 in 1936.
This is a snap form the summer of 1953 or 54 - taken when my parents where in school at East Carolina College (now East Carolina University). This was taken at Nags Head NC.
This is a detail from a snap of my parents taken at their engagement party on February 13, 1955. My mom has told me that it was all red and white with a Valentines theme.
This portrait was one that was hanging at my Grand parents home - taken in the Fall of 1963 - the fat baby is me and the silly expression has not gone away in all these years!!
I'll wrap up today's trip down memory lane with this shot of my brother and I with my dad - taken Christmas of 1967.
For a stitchity shot let me show again the Memorial Sampler.......
There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by!!