Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Fathers Day....

 Happy Father's Day to my Dad....
I didn't grow up with my Dad....
I met him when I was grown...
I feel very lucky to have him in my life...
he is smart...funny....talented...
an all around great Guy....
Love you Dad...
 I know I've discussed the great women in my life...
I also had some great men influence my life...
My Pawpaw....he was a pushover....
he would drive me up and down the driveway...
burning rubber....or saying let's make this T-bird FLY...
when we went to the store...I always got to pick a toy....
he always had ice cream...(usually ice milk) in the freezer...
he would ride bicycles with us....
let us build what ever we wanted in the back yard...
no matter the eye sore it was...
My Uncle Tom was another influence...
he was the cool Uncle...with cool cars...
when I was in high school...his boss had an Excalibur...
he borrowed it...took my friends and I to the high school
football game...pulled right up to the front gate...
when it was time for me to get my first car...
guess who found it for me....at 1970 Maverick...
$200.00 just my budget...
he is my biggest blog fan...and fan of my photos...
if he doesn't get them in the mail every day...
he's calling my Mom to check on me...
Happy Father's Day Uncle Tom...
I love you!!!
 
Another influence was Mr. Jones....
he was our next door neighbor....he also had a son...
who was my first real boy friend...
(that is a story of it's own)
Mr. Jones let me hang out in the garage...
while they worked on motorcycles....took me to the races with them...when I'm sure he would have rather his son
focused more on racing than on me...
he was kind...patient...treated me like a girl as well
as like one of the guys....Mr. Jones has cancer...
he is not doing well....he showed me how real men act...
how they treat ladies...Thank you Mr. Jones...
Mr. Cook....he was neighbor when I was young...
he taught me to ride a bicycle...taught me about gardening...
he was a hunter...with bird dogs...
he treated his dogs like kids...they were the best hunting dogs...
no matter what people would tell him...
you can't treat them like family and make them hunt...
he proved them all wrong...
He treated his wife like a Queen...
a great influence in my life...
Mr. Walker...he had 3 daughters...my best friends Dad...
he welcomed me into their family...
treated me just like his daughters...
He fished...hunted...watched baseball...
but always had time for all his girls...
he took us on family trips...
looked at our cars if we had problems...
listened to our endless stories...
warned us about boys...
He loved my Hubby first time he met him...
I knew then I picked a good one....
Happy Fathers Day to my Hubby...
you have always been there for our kids...
no matter the long hours you worked...
you made it to their games...performances...school events..
You showed our son how to be a Man...
you showed our daughter how a lady should be treated...
I think all the men in my life...helped influence...
the man I picked...
I see a piece of all these men in my Hubby...


13 comments:

~marci~ said...

An awesome tribute. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

wow, you have had a lot of man influence in your life. i can't think of any in mine, Daddy was the only one... no wonder you are so good and fun to be with... good bringing up

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Lovely post!

How lucky you were, to have had (and have) all these wonderful men, in your life.

TexWisGirl said...

really nice of you to remember the strong men who had great influence over you. and glad you connected with your father, regardless of at what age.

nancygrayce said...

You have so many great men in your life! I'm impressed, because although I have many great women, I can't think of many men except my own daddy and my husband! My FIL was a great man and father, but didn't influence my growing up years.

Dolores said...

Awww, this sweet post makes me want to cry......you and I have been blessed with good and faithful men in our lives..... I love this post!!!

Michelle said...

Truly, this is a wonderful post. You have had some great masculine influences in your life.

Maggies Corner said...

What a wonderful Father's Day post sweet Deb. Love all the pictures too. Hugs

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What wonderful tribute to your dad and husband and the other influential men in your life. You have been blessed. A x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like you had a few awesome men in your life. Glad you got to meet your dad. Happy Father's day to all the special men in your life!!!

Susan said...

Wonderful post Deb

Judy said...

I just pretended Father's Day didn't happen this year...

Carla said...

Awesome post. Nice tribute to the men in your life