Fond Memories

Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 2:00 am 18 comments

Today is my first Father’s Day without him. 
 

This post is dedicated to all those who celebrate fond memories on this day and to the one’s who made those memories possible.  Happy Father’s Day!

Here we are on my first birthday.

Daddy and me on my first birthday

  Here we are with our Ponderosa Lemon tree

Our Ponderosa lemon tree

 Here we are in St. Thomas.  I remember this day like it was yesterday, although it has been many years now.

Dad and me at home in St. Thomas

 Here’s to fond memories!

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cindy  |  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    this was a really great post and i’m very sorry to hear about your loss. it looks like you have many fond memories though…

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    • 2. Era  |  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

      I do. Thank you Cindy.

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  • 3. Dennis the Vizsla  |  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Father’s Day must be tough without the father, especially the first one. As my parents move through their 70s, I’m trying not to think about it.

    You and your dad both look very happy in those pictures. I especially like the last one.

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    • 4. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:08 am

      That last picture is my favorite as well. I was taking pictures of him in his uniform so he could send them into the Army for their annual review of the JROTC instructors. When we finished his pictures, he set the camera on timer and suggested that we take a picture together. We had a lot of fun that day.

      As parents get older it is tough, but there is an opportunity for some really great bonding. Keep making fond memories!

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  • 5. Doraz  |  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Era, keep those memories with you all the time, in your heart, and your dad will always be with you. My dad died in 1987. I miss him, but I have SO many fond memories! Your dad was happy being with you! 🙂

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    • 6. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:15 am

      I didn’t realize that Luisa. From your many mentions of him I can tell that he was a wonderful father. Thank God for our fond memories! 🙂

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  • 7. Jax  |  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Those pictures are great. I never saw a baby picture of you before. Also, it’s my 1st father’s day without my father as well.

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    • 8. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:18 am

      Those pictures were in seriously old school technology. Recently my brother has been converting the slides to digital pictures so I just happened to have a few on hand.

      The day was a little surreal at times. I hope your fond memories helped you through as well.

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  • 9. dipali  |  Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    It must have been a tough day, yet brightened by great memories.

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    • 10. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

      Looking at some of these old pictures put a smile on my face. 🙂

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  • 11. Raji  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Very poignant, Era. It must have been a very bittersweet day for all of you today.

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    • 12. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:23 am

      There were a few tough moments but overall it was a wonderful day.

      Reply
  • 13. emmap  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 1:56 am

    i love the picture of you at the tree. too cute. your dad looks like the strong silent type…

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    • 14. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 7:28 am

      You hit the nail on the head. He was the strong silent type like many of his generation. But he had his ways of letting us know how much he loved us and how proud he was of us.

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  • 15. starlaschat  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    He does look like a very proud Papa. Very sweet photos.

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    • 16. Era  |  Monday, June 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks.

      Reply
  • 17. wordjunkie  |  Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Lovely post. I’m sorry for your loss, your closeness is really evident in these pictures.

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    • 18. Era  |  Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 6:23 am

      Thank you.

      Reply

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