20 June 2010

My Pop....

This is my dad....
when he was a young guy.

He grew up in the coal mining towns of
West Virginia.

His family was fun and provided 
love and support.

He joined the Army,
when he was halfway through 
his college education.

Afterward, he went back to school,
at West Virginia University,
and met my mother.

They married,
and had two wonderful children,
well....at least one wonderful one...smiles...

This is the wonderful one,
with her dad, grandmother and 
her grandfather holding her,
or pinching her, I can't tell which...

This is the one that is probably 
wonderful too...smiles.

It's just that he steals cars and impersonates 
cowboys too....so you never know...

My dad and I used to go to the steeplechase races
and drink champagne
and wear silly sunglasses...
and ties.....
(it was the eighties)

Now we simply marvel at the fact that we 
have lived this long and still love each 
other to pieces.....
Happy Father's Day, Pop!
Love you bunches


  1. What a sweet tribute! And I love those sunglasses;)

  2. What a sweet and thoughtful post. You have a wonderful Dad and I can see he adores you! You are very blessed to shine in his love!!

    Thanks for always visiting...

    Big hug,
    xo Terri

    P.S. I love that photo with the shadow of the photographer on it...a "no no" perhaps but doesn't it add so much?!

  3. I could swear that "Wonderful One" could be me!! We're like identical twins! :-)

  4. What a sweet thing! It's wonderful that you still have him around as well. I hope he had a wonderful day.

  5. What a precious photo, Ellen, and lovely tribute! :)


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