My dad in pictures .. trying to remember

I'm in a reminiscing mood today, actually I'm in grasping for anything to remember my dad the way he was, not the sick frail old looking young man he was when I last saw him Feb 7, his birthday. So I decided to put his pictures on this blog. Obviously this isn't 62 years of pictures but it is a pretty good look of my dad. The one thing I will ALWAYS remember about my dad, was the twinkle in his eye, the grin on his face and just below that the absolute love of life. I wish I could share the video that Jo-Ann from Mom2BoysProductions but it's just too big, so I've picked a few pictures..

Dad 2 years old

That's my daddy!

Matt, Me and Dad Christmas '79

Me and Dad '85

The Fam

The biggest fish EVER .. we still aren't sure if it didn't come from Safeway.. :)

Favorite Shirt.. seriously folks Dad still has this in his closet

Hawaii in 1989

Planes were one of his loves.

Ships another love!

Acting silly...

His pride and joy..well except until he got ....

The Goldwing, the vehicle that Mom and Dad were going to tour North America on

Don't they look happy?

Never far from his camera

Proud Grandpa 2004


Mine favorite picture, B's too.. He scared the 'socks right off of her

Very happy G'pa, a new one to laugh with

Everybody should learn right?

Supposedly my dad was healthy? We can see it now though.

2007 August

Now things get pretty sad, but I have to say even at the end my dad still has that twinkle in his eye and the smile on his face.

So get your kleenex and see the final year of my dad. He didn't like his picture being taken the last year, because he well didn't want people to remember him that way.

And man I'm trying but they are pretty darn difficult pictures to forget

2 Weeks after Diagnosis Dec 2007

February 2007

March 2007 Elbow Falls. They made it to the top.. It took 2 hours though. But he made it!

The last time the girls got to play with Grandpa Spring 2008

July 2008, Matt's Birthday


November right after Brain mets were found and his first round of radiation

Christmas 2008

Christmas - opening Mom's present. It was a shock to him too because he couldn't remember what Christmas was about.

January visit with his Brother, my uncle. See the smile. Always a smile!

And the final picture, taken 1 week prior to his entrance into the hospice, so 12 days before death.


I miss you so much Dad.


Sara said...
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Sara said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures Jenn. What an amazing life he must have had. You can see he was a very proud husband, father and grandfather.

Vanessa said...

Thanks so much for sharing a bit of your dad with us Jenn. You can see in the pictures that he was greatly loved, and he greatly loved back!!

Sonia said...

What beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Angela said...

What a wonderful way to remember him, thank you so much for sharing.

Jamie said...

Those are great pictures. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. He seemed like a wonderful husband, father and grandpa. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Stopping by to welcome you to SITS.

StampinMom :-)

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