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Also - Can someone tell me how to get rid of the giant gap below this notice - I cannot figure out how to do it - thanks!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Post 300! Happy Birthday Dad!

So this is post #300 and it falls on what would have been my dad's 76th birthday. So I decided to post some interesting things. There is a picture of him at around age 7, on a horse (he is not thrilled - there is one of his younger brother and he is much happier). There is a jigsaw puzzle, which was his birth announcment - I think it is so cool. At the time, my grandparents made a living making jigsaw puzzles - later my grandpa would open a radio/tv shop - if anyone here remembers North End Radio in Tacoma - that was their store). There is a picture of my parents cutting their wedding cake, and a couple of him with me. There is one of my dad, my mom, me, my aunt, my grandma and our cat, Mog (sorry for the horrifying fashion by the way - I was a teen in the 80's.) And, there is a photo that my dad took from inside an ice cave on Mt. Rainer (you can see the main peak in the distance). My dad was from Tacoma, WA, so he lived near there. He was also an amazing photographer - even though this is a picture of a picture (and not taken under the best conditions) you can tell how awesome it is. I think it is one of my favorites that he took.

Right now I am on a borrowed laptop - similar to the one I am getting. So I should be able to do some visiting this weekend.

Anyway, here are the pictures - Happy Birthday Dad - we miss you!


Forever Foster said...

The birth announcement is SO cool! What a wonderful idea! It was really nice to hear about your dad for your 300th post. Concatulations on the milestone:)

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

What a lovely way to remember your father!

Bruce said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. Thanks for sharing these GREAT photos with us!
your pal,

SeaThreePeeO said...

Thank you for sharing some wonderful, personal memories with us! xxx

The Monkeys said...

Happy 300th post!

Happy birthday to your father. We're sure he's watching you all very proudly on this special day.

Milo and Alfie's Mom said...

What a really great set of pics ~ I adore the one of yur Dad on the horse ~ and of course the B&W. Lovely remembrance post.

Angel and Kirby said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your Dad! I like the ice cave picture. When My son was in the Tacoma area, I wanted to explore Mt Rainer but we never had time!

Congratulations on 300 posts

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool!

I'm sure your dad is smiling along with us!

Happy Birthday to him!


Khongrats on #300 to woo!


Fin said...

Happy 300! Today is my grandfathers birthday too!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet post! We loved the old photos and that birth announcement was SO funny!! What a creative sense of humor.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

This is a really nice post! What a wonderful way to remember your dad! 300 posts!

Happy Birthday to your Dad! We miss lots our grandpa... my mom's dad!

Daisy said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! Thanks for sharing about your dad; he sounds like he was a very cool guy.

Noir the Texas Tuxedo Tabby said...

Thank you sharing your memories of our Dad! Very sweet. And my human Tommy, smiled at your mom's hair and you--being a cute little kitten! :)


Robyn said...

Happy birthday to your dad, and happy #300! Love the pictures!

The Kitty Krew said...

Congrats on post #300, and what a lovely way to remember your dad. Great photos!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Ariel said...

This is such a sweet post gave my mom leaky eyes...Hugs

Noll's Nip said...

Happy 300th post. Love the photo of your dad on the horse!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Amy Happy 300th post and most of all Happy Birthday to your Dad.
GREAT pictures.
Madi and Mom

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Oh Happpee Birday to your dadee!!!!! Helooks furry nice, esphully holdin' dat one kittee in dat pic.
I sure haz missed you,
Love Dr T

Danielle said...


I love the birth announcement(especially the changeable seat cover)!

Say Hi to your kitties for me.

Your Daily Cute said...

Aw. Great pictures and a great post to remember him. Love the birth announcement puzzle!

Mishkat said...

This is a really nice tribute! I am sure you must miss your dad a lot - we're sending you hugs and purrs.

P.S. I have a photo of my husband with his brother that's almost exactly like that pony photo - except they look a little happier! They are from Seattle, and the photo was taken there. My husband said men used to go door to door with ponies and cameras to take the photos to make a little extra money.