Monday, August 24, 2009

Tribute to Dad

I hope you are not tired of reading about and seeing photos of my family this month; this should be last for a while.

My father, Steve, was born August 24, 1905 and died January, 1993. He would have been 104 today - he was 14 years older than my mother, 39 when he married, and 43 when I was born!

He didn't serve in the army until WWII. He had previously been rejected because he had flat feet, but during the war they were taking everyone; he did clerical work in Texas. Didn't he look handsome in his uniform?
Dad worked for the Boston Edison for something like 43 years - here he is on his 30th anniversary.

Here he is on his 8oth birthday at the surprise party we threw in his backyard.

And this is in 1987, sitting in his kitchen.
Just as with Mum( Ruthie) and Ed, he is sorely missed. They just don't make people like this anymore.
Peace, Judi


Unknown said...

That was beautiful. My Dad passed away in 1982 and I still miss him too.

Marlene said...

Judi, your father was a very handsome man. Thank you for sharing.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Julie, there's just something about fathers and daughters.
Marlene, thanks for saying so, he certainly was an attractive man.

myan said...

beautiful and sweet tribute judi.
your dad was a handsome guy for sure! :)

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Sweet, I loved reading this and seeing how handsome (and totally loved) he was!

Joanna's Foto Blog said... beautiful memories, Judi...

Michelle (mkc photography) said...

I just adore these photos, Judi! What a lovely post and an even lovelier family :-)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh your dad certainly did look very handsome in his uniform! This is a beautiful and very touching tribute to your dad. I really enjoyed it :)

CSD Faux Finishing said...

Gramp was so quiet by the time we came along but in between the, um, I mean...resting of his eyes, a big smile would sneak out all the time, he was just a very happy person as I remember him. Such a wonderful guy, this is great. He was quite a hottie as a military man, go Gramp!