Friday, May 15, 2020

My Dear Dad Would Have Been 95 Today!

I have put up some pictures of him that warm my heart.  

(Sadly he died from cancer at age 81 in 2006.) 

Look at darling Daddy with his dear mother, my Grandmother Jennie...


He started reading at an early age!



What a handsome little boy he was.

And he was a proud Texas Aggie (Whoop!) and a proud Marine...


He fell in love with this Dallas gal whom he met on a blind date...
Daddy grew up in Seagoville, TX and Kaufman, TX. Mother was born in Beloit, Wisconsin and her family moved to Dallas when she was twelve. They lived in Oak Cliff.
He and his dear wife had twin girls in 1952!
(I'm so glad they did.)

Here we are playing with our Granddaddy Andy and Daddy. Giddy-up!


Here we are years later, when Mother and Daddy had their 25th anniversary!!

And here I am on my wedding day, feeling loved...


Here is Daddy on El Cid, whom he got when Cid was an old horse. Daddy loved horses and when he and Mother moved out to his grandfather's homesite in east Texas, Daddy had about 5 horses in all - during those 27 years.



Here is Granddaddy Andy with his youngest grandchild, Laura. Fun!



Here he is with his oldest grandchild, Cap. Boy did Cap learn to ride horses! Oh yeah.


Here are Grandmother and Granddaddy with their four grandchildren, ready to go to church.

Here are Mother and Daddy in London years ago...

And outside somewhere...


Here they are at their 50th wedding anniversary at First Baptist Church, Canton, TX...


Daddy started taking violin lessons when he was 70! For the next 10 years he played in nursing homes and for his Sunday School department's 'opening exercises'.

What a dear dad Daddy was...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DADDY!!!
 I  MISS YOU!!!





4 comments:

Melissa Norman Hahn said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad. Both of your parents were/are lovely, caring people. My parents loved them greatly, my dad worked with your dad on church things and I believe they were good friends. I sill have great memories of your dad when the family lived in Mission.

Nancy said...

Wonderful comment, Melissa.
I feel like we're family.

Pat said...

What wonderful pictures and memories they represent. You and Peggy were blessed to have them as your parents. And you are still blessed to have your mother (even though you can only talk with her via phone these days).

Nancy said...

Thank you for that wonderful comment, Pat.