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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

So, today would have been my dad's 77th birthday - he passed away back in 2003. Last year I did a post for him - and it also happened to be my 300th post (wow, I can't believe I have done over 400 posts since then). So today, I decided to repost the post from last year. I hope you like it!

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!








24 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh how we remember that one!

Happy Birthday to your dad!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: It is also my Unkhle Steve's 48th Birthday!

Simba said...

Our family has a picture of my Dad on that same pony :-)

Sorry for the loss of your Dad. I am glad you have these and other happy memories.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We enjoyed the pictures! Thank you for sharing! Congradulations on 300posts!!

Ayla and Iza, said...

Oh Bast, those are SUCH precious and moving pictures...

Thank you...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a lovely remembrance post of your beloved dad. It doesn't matter how many years pass ~ we never forget those we love; my own father died in 2006 ~ and there still isn't a day that goes by when I don't think of him in someway or other.

Happy Birthday to your father.

Jan
(and Milo and Alfie) xxx

The Paw Relations said...

We're sorry that your dad had to leave.

Happy Birthday in heaven xxx

cats of wildcat woods said...

Great tribute to your dad - he looks like a great father. I lost mine back when I was 23 from cancer. Dads are very special.

Old Kitty said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! Thank you so much for sharing this post here and giving me a chance to read it cos I only started blogging this year and missed it! :-)

He is so cute on that horse!! I've never ever ever met anyone who made jigsaw puzzles for a living! WOW!!! I think your grandparents are just super talented!! And I can see the talent passed down to you and your dad - through photography. That cave pic - I mean that's just surreal.

It's a lovely post, very heartfelt - I hope you have a peaceful weekend.

p.s What's wrong with 80's fashion?!?!?!?! LOL!
Take care
x

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

What a very sweet tribute, Amy. He seems like he was a very special guy. Any man who holds a cat in a family picture has got to be top-shelf!

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

A lovely memorial to a wonderful father!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You are such a wonderful daughter. Happy Birthday to your Dad in his world of peace and joy. Mom says she has a photo of her Dad at about the same age on a horse too. Have a great Sunday.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

That was a great tribute to your Dad and the pictures were wonderful. Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories.

Fin said...

What a lovely tribute to your Dad.

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! Lovely tribute to him and we love the birth announcement!

Mr. Hendrix said...

What a great post! I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing. We can tell the picture from Mt. Rainer is stunning in purrson.

My mommy remembers the 80's kinda fondly. She remembers the sizzle from the hot curling iron when she sprayed her bangs high with Aquanet hair spray. I don't get humans. I like my fur as is!

That jigsaw puzzle announcement is awesome! If my beans have another blurpy someday, we may have to use that idea...

Maggie Mae said...

Dis was a very nice post today.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

the booker man said...

miss amy,
happy birthday to your daddy! what a super cool guy he was. me and asa and mama enjoyed lookin' at some of your special pictures of him. we loved his birth announcement. that was a really unique and neato idea!

*woof*
the booker man

Katnip Lounge said...

ConCats on your 400th post!
And Happy Remembrance Birthday to your Dad. Those were lovely memories you posted...boy, you and Mommy sure grew up in the same era! Look at those hair styles!

Mr. Pip said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing a little of your dad with us!

Your pal, Pip

mayziegal said...

Aww...happy birthday to your dad. What a Most Wonderful and Sweet post! I luved seeing all those old pictures. (My mom was a teenager in the 80s, too! You should see some of HER pictures!) And I just LUVED how creative your grandpawrents were to make that birth announcement. SOOO cute!

I'm so sorry your dad had to go to the Bridge but I can tell that he had a very happy life and was very much luved!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You have such great memories and photos of your dad.

Au and Target said...

How sad. But still, a day to remember him. Also, Happy Animal Day to the kitties.

oscarthecatwhoblogs said...

Those are some great photos and a great way to honour your Dad.

Purrrs,
Oscar The Cat

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Amy....what a lovely post...I see you get your love of cats from your Dad....
Madi and Mom