I have spent the last couple of days cleaning out closets and cupboards and have come across many old photos. Everyone in our family seems to save photos and I feel very fortunate to have some of them.
The photo above is my Dad with his sister Erica around 1936.
This next photo is my Dad with some of the neighbourhood kids. My Dad is third from the left. My Dad always said having a bike was a big thing back then. With 9 brothers and sisters there probably wasn't enough money for everyone to have a bike so I imagine one was shared amongst them all.
My Dad and a friend from church. I am guessing he is around15 or 16. Neither one of them looks too happy!
My Dad wanted a trade off the farm so he decided to become an electrician. That is him standing in the back row third from the left.
My Dad was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1999. This photo was taken a week after the diagnosis. My Mum and Dad had gone to Toronto to see Dame Edna on a bus trip. She involves the audience and my Dad was chosen to play the Queen Mum in a sketch. He loved it! I am glad he could smile and laugh still.
I also came across a Mother's Day card my Dad had made for his Mum, my Oma. He put her initials on the front with a beautiful flower....
And wrote this lovely verse inside. How sweet!
I hope you enjoyed the photos. I did love coming across them again. I will tuck these away. They are keepers.