Sunday, June 15, 2008

To all the Dads and Fathers out there.

Happy Father's Day

QUOTES ABOUT FATHERS

"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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8 comments:

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.

LOL:)

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.

Paz said...

Wonderful quotes. Very nice-looking family.

Happy Sunday to you.

Paz

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.

Renie

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.