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Sunday, June 19, 2011

More Than Just My Father…He’s My Dad.

Its Father’s day again, and I have written post after post about my Dad. (click the word post to read more about him) He is the very silly Grampie we all know and love to see on here once and a while. He is always good for a smile. Today’s tribute will have a lot of silly in it…and some sap too. :)

I have been blessed with a Dad that I can be proud of. In making this post, I was perusing a few old albums, and realized that my Dad has been here for almost every pivotal moment of my life…and then some.


He held me close…(even wen I didn’t smell so good…look at Grammie’s face…pretty sure that’s what it means)

we also had similar hair dos…


He was there for everything…


Always invoking a smile from the “Boogie/ Leenie” (me)


He protected us all from Evil (hmm…maybe it was the pants…nope…it was the shirt)


He is a very snappy dresser…always up with the latest fashions.


He made sure I always had wonderful toys to play with, and demonstrate at length for him…(and I do mean at LENGTH…haha) (I also might add that all of the items in that photo…including me…are still in the family!)


He taught me to be the creative girl I am today…(wait…is that the bowl from my potty????) Maybe I should have gotten a lampshade instead. lol Just sayin’ This photo always brings to mind the phrase "shit for brains" hahaha


I used to love sitting in my swings…


…especially when my Dad came home for lunch to sit with me! we must have been swinging fast…see the blur??? hee hee!


He always shared his toys with me…(bet there’s Buddy Holly or the Beatles playin’…maybe the Beach Boys?)


He used to love to dance with my sister and me…and again…I ask you to note…the fashion statement he made…


He took our family lots of places…I think this is the Calgary Zoo…(of all the things I got from my dad…I wish I had gotten the skinny gene!)


He was always so proud of his family!

(it appears that we are all smelling something unpleasant…I bet it’s the one with the big smile who stinks) *)


We were kinda cute weren't we??? (Man did she ever have a devilish smile! lol)

My Dad (as was my Mom) was there for all of the very memorable moments of my life…


…Always cracking a joke or smiling about something…

He has been there proudly smiling …


When I graduated High School...


....When I had my first baby! (I suppose I could put on this one that he loves me when I’m not so cute…hahaha and again I say…why not give me the skinny gene??)


His very first grandson is his biggest admirer now…


…and just like he loved me when I didn’t smell so good…he endures.

Did I ever tell you my Dad has always been my hero???


He was such a good protector…risking life an limb to rescue me from the scariest of monsters! (I bet she had an evil lair somewhere that she would have taken me to!!!) Luv You Grammie…hee hee!

My Dad was there for the good the bad…he was there for everything. He proudly helped pick out my grad dress…and it was gorgeous…hoop and all..


He was the pivotal vote in the choosing and design of my wedding gown…


He was there with bells on the day I wore it by mistake! *)

But all joking aside…


I am who I am today largely because of my Dad.

Life Lessons

You may have thought I didn't see,
Or that I hadn't heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.


Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we'd grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It's written on my heart.


Without you, Dad, I wouldn't be
The (TOOTSIE) I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.


I've grown up with your values,
And I'm very glad I did;
So here's to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid.

By Joanna Fuchs


I am so glad my dad is still here…still sharing the moments, and still silly!


Thanks for everything Dad…without you and Mom…me and the kid’s lives wouldn’t be so full. The gang and I can hardly wait to celebrate Father’s day with you!

Happy Father’s Day from your oldest junkin Kid! Love you!

I so hope you all have a wonderful Father’s day!

Until Next time…Happy Father’s Day!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.


Anonymous said...

Love this!! I still remember playing "Radio Station" in your basement all those years ago--you guys had the best collection of music!! This is a lovely tribute to your dad, thanks for sharing!!

Terra said...

This is a perfect tribute to your dad. How lovely that he is around to celebrate with you. My dad was a grand guy too, who gave me a foundation, like you said about your dad. Your photos are cute!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a nice tribute to your father! I loved reading your post and looking at the pictures.

~Ricki Jill

Clipped Wings said...

Your post is so fantastic! Wonderful photos and everything you write is so full of love. Beautiful family, beautiful you.

Paul From Alabama said...

When I first saw your page about your father I didn't read a thing, I just looked at the photos and they told me about everything I needed to know right then. And then when I read your descriptions of the photos well they told me the rest.....I really enjoyed this visit and look forward to coming back again, I'm a gardener of some sort or other, kinda like you I reckon but no flowers I ever seen were as nice as the photos of your folks with you.....Have a nice weekend.

Nita Davis said...

Wonderful tribute to your father. The two of you are very lucky to have each other. The old photos are terrific. May you have many more blessed days with your father.

lotusleaf said...

Such a touching post! A perfect tribute to your father. You are so lucky that he is still around.

Rita said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad. Isn't it wonderful to feel that way about him? Mine turned 90 this year and it makes me wonder if he'll be here for the next one!

Kristin said...

Love this post. Enjoy fathers day tomorrow with him.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Wonderful post. I feel the same way about my Dad, my hero :)

La Petite Gallery said...

You are some beautiful Gal. Give your Pop's a big hug and wish him a happy Fathers Day for me.
I had Peony Blight. awful

twizzis said...

Beautiful tribute...and hope he's proud of his beautiful daughter. That would be you, my friend!

Karen said...

Oh, Tootsie, this is a fun and loving post! What a great family you have. Loved all the pictures, Happy Father's Day to your dear Dad!

Julie said...

The beautiful genes really run through the entire family, Tootsie!!! Great post all about your marvelous Daddy!!! Wonderful!!! Hope your day was extra special together today!
xoxo- Julie

Screaming Meme said...

I loved reading about how wonderful your dad was/is...You truly are lucky to have such a great man in your life!

The Japanese Redneck said...

What a truly awesome Dad!