Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Father's Day Memory

I am sure you do not need to be reminded, but this is a special day at Vintage Thingies Thursday with Coloradolady. Take time out of your busy schedule, relax and enjoy the the lovely items shown.

My father is on the bottom row, second from the left.

These are very vintage photos of my father taken in 1926 when he was 20 years old. He is the man on the right, standing straight as a board.

We lost him February 8, 1987. I wrote this in his memory the following father's day. I would like to share it with you to honor this father's day, June 21.


The Lord Gives
The Lord Takes Away

Our Hearts Still Ache
From the loss on February 8th

All We have this special day
Are memories left behind

Of a husband and father
Compassionate and kind

Everyone was his friend
Like the buyer of his pelt

The doctor that would help
Those that bought his cans

The pastor's prayerful hands
The domino games

That softened life's pains
Only loving thoughts remain

We miss him so and on
This Father's Day

We each say, REST IN PEACE
Until we meet again.

This is one of the best pictures he ever agreed to have made before he became so ill.

Thank you for letting me share a small portion of my vintage memories with you. To all the fathers out there, I wish you nothing but the best on this special Father's Day.


Postcardy said...

That is a nice poem for Father's Day.

Amy said...

oh awesome vintage photos - I love looking at those because you can imagine the person's life.

Irene said...

Your post in honour of your Friday is so uplifting.

Vicky said...

What a wonderful tribute to your father on Father's Day.

Btw,I like the phrase in your other post: The bread of life needs no butter.
To me, the Holy Spirit is the "butter" He gives us the understanding as we read the Word of God.
Have a pleasant week.

Susan said...

What a sweet tribute to your father.

★Carol★ said...

What a sweet poem you wrote in honor of your father! I love pictures from that era--everyone's expression was so serious, you rarely saw a smile. Thank you for sharing your poem and pictures!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely tribute, makes me think of my dad who passed away when i was only 18

Keetha Broyles said...

Old family pictures are such treasures!!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful pictures of your dad--and sweet poem.

Coloradolady said...

Don't worry about yourself...I thought I had left a comment, and I see it is not there.....Oh My.

Vintage Photos are a link to the past!!

Happy VTT!! I'm off to bed...I am tired!

Barbara Jean said...

How cool you have those old pics.

barbara jean

Miri said...

Wonderful photos of your Dad and his buddies! and a lovely tribute from you on Father's Day.

Marie Reed said...

What a lovely tribute to your father! I couldn't help but gawk at these amazing vintage family photos!

mub said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad. Those vintage photos are really neat too, and they look like they're still in really great shape! Oftentimes you see old photos like that that are so faded and grainy that they're hard to make out.

penny said...

What a touching post about your father. He must have been a wonderful father for you to admire him so much and he was lucky to have you for a loving daughter.

Paige said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures and sweet poem, it was very endearing.

Bea said...

What a wonderful post. Thanks for sharing your memories.

Brenda Pruitt said...

What a beautiful tribute! You obviously loved him very much. I enjoyed those photos. I thought of using some of my husband's old family photos, as I don't have any myself. Amazing how different things look over time, isn't it?

Kellie said...

Wonderful tribute! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

SueLovesCherries said...

That's very sweet - and what a handsome man!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. Also, thank you for sharing your photos and your love for your dad with us. Happy Junk Party Thursday!

Becky said...

I love your family pics! Thank you for sharing!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

absolutely lovely entry!

Jan Ely said...

What a nice thing to post for Father's Day. Love the old photos!

Reading Rosie said...

My own father is very ill right now, so I understand how photos are so precious.

farmlady said...

A lovely tribute.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

old photos always make us wish to be back at the yesteryears.. with so many good old memories.. thanks for sharing and your poem is sweet..

Happy VTT & have a great day

SmilingSally said...

What a nice tribute to a special guy.

Carie said...

Great post Meme about PaPa kirkland!! He sure is missed. Love you