Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Memories


 I couldn't figure out why I was feeling so sad these past few days and then it hit me. The sixth anniversary of my Dad's death is in a couple days. As I have said in the past we were very close and I was devastated when he died We were so much alike, I am noticing more and more the older I get. He loved photography and usually was behind the camera where I prefer to be too.My Uncle Art took the photo above of my Dad, my brother, my Mum and I in Sudbury around 1970. I don't know what my Mum has on her head. Something to keep her beehive hairdo anchored down I guess!
 I know I have shown this photo before but I asked my Mum about it the other day. She clearly remembers my Uncle Bob taking it. My Dad was snoozing in my Grandmothers backyard and I crawled out to him and hauled myself up to crawl onto his lap. So much for my Dads nap.
I have so many pictures similar to this one. Dad behind the camera and the four of us in front. My Dad farmed with his father and older brothers on the family farm up until around the mid sixties. Then with too many farmers on one farm and not enough income my Dad had to find another job. He took an electrical equipment sales job which he excelled at. He hated being behind a desk stuck inside so on weekends we travelled around Ontario. We loved it and spending lots of time with my parents. I know we were very blessed to have spent so much time together.

We finally got some much needed rain last night. Three inches!

 Oh, by the way, the kitchen photos did not turn out very well so the photographer came back this morning and took additional ones. We previewed them and these ones are much better. I will post them when we get the official ones.

Take care.

Robin



12 comments:

  1. Lots of hugs and purrs as you approach the anniversary of your Dad's passing. It doesn't matter how much time goes by, we don't stop missing our beloved family members.

    Peace to you.

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    1. Thanks Kim, your words mean so much. Take care and hugs to you all.

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  2. Looks like you grew up in a loving happy family. Your dad was a handsome man. I love seeing old family pictures. My dad died in the 1970's at the young age of 61. I still have days that he is on my mind and I would love to tell him how much I love him.

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    1. Thanks, I was very blessed growing up. So sorry about your Dad. Too young to die.

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  3. I am so sorry about your Dad. I am so happy you shared those photos since I had never seen them. I lost my Dad about 14 yrs ago and I know how hard it is. We were super close as well (I was a true "Daddy's Girl").......he would be proud of the wonderful woman you seem to be. Sending (((hugs)))

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    1. Thank you Caren, that is so kind. I appreciate your words.

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  4. I know how you must miss your Dad. I was very close with my Dad too and miss him a lot. He died in 1999. His birthday is coming up next week.

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    1. It is a tough time for you too Karen. My thoughts are with you.

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  5. Anniversaries of the passing of loved ones can be hard to get through. You are fortunate in having good memories of your dad.

    I did have to grin when I read your comment about your mom's headgear. Looks kind of like a halo.

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    1. Thanks G.M. We always knew our Dad and Mum loved us so much. We were very fortunate.
      My Mum always seemed to be wearing something on her head to protect her beehive!

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  6. What fun pictures. It is always good to go over all the memories. It is always fun. You all have a wonderful day.

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