Sunday, June 15, 2008

To all the Dads and Fathers out there.

Happy Father's Day


"The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother."
~~Author Unknown

"To her the name of father was another name for love."
~~By Fanny Fern.~~

"They didn't believe their father had ever been young;
surely even in the cradle he had been a very,
very small man in a gray suit,
with a little dark mustache and flat, incurious eyes."
~~By Richard Shattuck.~~

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers-
and fathering is
a very important stage in their development."
~~By David M. Gottesman.~~

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
~~By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)~~

"It doesn't matter who my father was;
it matters who I remember he was."
~~By Anne Sexton (1928-1974) U.S. poet.~~

"I cannot think of any need in childhood
as strong as the need for a father's protection."
~~By Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)~~

"A Man's children and his garden both reflect the
amount of weeding done during the growing season."
~~Author Unknown.~~

"The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God, and I call him Dad!"
~~Author Unknown.

Several photos of my Father and me. I was around 2. My parents were 15 and 19.

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This photo I was around seven, my sister was about three and my Mother was pregnant for my brother.

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Wanda said...

You said you would post some pictues of you at an early age with your dad. These are great pictures and you looked like a sweetheart back then too.

I love the old black and whites.


carl h. sr. said...

Patty,your parents at 15 and 19 look like two very responsible adults! "Teens" today should really get back to that lifestyle.
Our country would be a better place.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful quotes. Very nice-looking family.

Happy Sunday to you.


Renie Burghardt said...

Nice quotes, and two beautiful pictures! You were a cute little girl, and your father was handsome. A good looking family! Thank you for sharing.

Good night, Patty.


Ham said...

I don't know who said it, but I really liked this one:

"There is an irony that by the time you have realised that your father was right, you have a child that thinks you are wrong"

GrandmaKathleen said...

Thanks for the quotes, they are
great ways of honoring fathers. Your family photos are beautful.
Such a lovely family. You were adorable and so sweet-looking.

rpuckett002 said...

The second photo reminds me of myself and my sister in the '40s. I was the older one with dark hair and always with a big bow and my younger sister had blond curly hair. Brings back a lot of memories. Thanks for the photos

Sister--Three said...

I love old photos ...these are so special. Our Mom eloped with Dad at 16...her parents never forgave him. In fact, her father, I think
hated Daddy the rest of his life. Daddy love Mom so much. They should have saw, she had a good life filled with love.