Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Today is the day that we remember and thank the Fathers in our lives- the one's who have raised and loved, unconditonally, our children- and the one's who raised and loved us.

Happy Father's Day to you all- My blogger friends, Steve, Dave, David, Mike and Jose.
And especially to my dear friends, Chuck, James, John and even Doug.
Now go find yourselves a hammock somewhere and make one of the kids bring you a beer.


The father of my children and the one who was and always is there for all of us.




Pop- My dear deceased Father-in-law, who passed away last year.




And, finally, my own father. The smartest man I've ever known, despite his lack of proper education. He taught me about art, books, music and the sun and the stars. I think I was the son he never had. Thanks Dad!!



There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.

John Gregory Brown

12 comments:

Akelamalu said...

What lovely photographs and beautiful tribute to the men in your life.

Barbara said...

You have had some pretty special men in your life. Your love is just oozing through this post. I hope your sons follow in those big footsteps.

David said...

Happy Father's Day to your guy and thanks so much for you note on my blog.

David said...

p.s. left a note on your wonderful Paris post.

Elaine said...

Very very beautiful tribute.

White Forest said...

nice pics

Happy fathers day to your dad!

Mike M said...

Great tribute to fathers!!

steve said...

thanks gewels.... what a Look your Dad has...very intense...I bet he don't put up with much nonsense..."the son he never had", thats great!
and the last line about gold thread....I hope there is some thing I say sometime that the Water Baby can hold onto....

Dave said...

When your father talks, I bet people listen!

Mother of Invention said...

A nice tribute to some wonderful people. What a sweet picture of you and your dad, both as a baby and as adults. There is definitely a special bond between fathers and daughters.

Smalltown RN said...

what a wonderful tribute to the men in your life...thank you for sharing your stories and photos....

thanks for stopping by my blog...sorry it is so long for me to acknowledge but I have been working.....cheers

Rhea said...

I do miss my Dad. He died when I was 16. He was quiet but I knew he loved me.