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Sunday, 7 September 2008

# 88

Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there...
My DH has just celebrated his 39th Father's Day & if my Dad was still with us he would of celebrated his 70th Father's Day today. This year he would of been 100 years old last March but he passed 15 years ago.
I love this photo of my Dad taken around 1956 - I believe it shows his wacky sense of fun - I do so miss him & how he always saw the funny side of life. As with many families of that era Mum was the chief hairdresser cutting everyone in the family's hair - Dad had just had his cut the day before [Sat] cause we would of been going to the pictures [movies] that night...'he has got to look like he is cared for...' Mum would say. The next day on the Sunday we had gone up to the Bunya Mountains for a BBQ/picnic lunch with family friends. Of course being mountains it was rather chilly as it was around this time of year so after the short back & sides he was feeling a little bit chilly around the ears... not to worry Mum had a scarf to hold her hair down, should the wind come up, so undeterred he just got that scarf & tied it around his head to keep his ears warm - what a laugh we all got. He had to have this photo taken in front of the sign that said 'National Park' Dogs, Cats & all other domestic animals are prohibited'... Did that mean him too???
On these BBQ/picnics we would arrive, have lunch then after lunch the menfolk would take all the kids & either have a game of cricket at the Cabbage Patch or take us for a bush walk to the waterfalls, while the womenfolk had a bit of a rest & a talk among themselves. Such special memories...

2 comments:

Debbi Baker said...

What a great post Bethel - memories are so powerful, aren't they?

Agnes the Red said...

Lovely memories - great post - I miss my dad too...this is just the sort of humour and thing he would do too...they would have got on for sure!