Monday, 21 January 2013

memories of my dear dad

I was lucky enough after sending some old photos of my dear Dad (no longer with us)  into the local news paper to have them printed with a lovely little story that my aunt (dad's sister) told me ..

hope you can manage to read the story ... oh and I made a little card to send into Chris ... well it would be rude not too !!!


this photo is of my dear Dad who had just had a new gun belt given to him ... feeling very important of course he is walking with his mum ... my grandmother in north end portsmouth
my Dad is the lad playing the acordian ... didn't know he could play ... he is wearing his boys brigade uniform


this is an assortment ...
the first one is my Dad on the far left with his brother and sister and his mother walking in Bognor on a family holiday ... and the last one is of my dear Dad whilst serving in the Royal Navy in Hong Kong ...

this was a total surprise to my dear Mum and she of course loved it

10 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

Lovely photos and story Sandy and fab vintage card x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

I think it wonderful from you family history and shows how bad thing were in Portsmouth for the people living there. Gorgeous card Ginny x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a lovely story to share of your dear Dad. Your card is gorgeous too, I love the design
Hugs Sue

Kathleen said...

Interesting story Sandy. Fabulous card and great design.
Kathleen x

ChrisAndCat said...

What a lovely thing for your Mum to read, I'm not surprised she loved it.

kay said...

Great way to share your family history x

Cards by Alison said...

Sandy I bet your mum loved seeing the pictures of your dad and the story being told. I love your card. Love Alison xxx

coops said...

oh this is just wonderful sandy.what a great tribute of your dad.

xx coops xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story with us Sandy and how wonderful to get it published your family must be so proud xx
The card you made is fabulous xx

Viv said...

What lovely photo's and memories too Sandy :) Viv xx