I can’t seem to get through a February 20th without mentioning, and remembering, my Dad. He died on February 20th, 1978. So next year at this time, I’ll be marking the 30th year I’ve lived without him. If you look in my little picture above, of us camping back in the 1950s, my Dad is sitting next to me in the white shirt and dark colored trousers. He looks more like he could be my grandfather, but he wasn’t. He was 24 years older than my Mom. That’s my Nana to the left (my right) in the photo, and my brother on the end all slumped down in the chair. Mom is standing up and looks like she had been making us some sort of meal. She was always doing something, I very rarely ever saw her just sitting.
I think they must have hauled me out of the lake to take this picture because I lived in the water during those two glorious weeks in New Hampshire each year. In fact, most of my young life was spent in the water, usually the Atlantic Ocean, but on our holiday in White Lake in NH.
Anyway, back to Dad. He was born (as I’ve told you before in my other journal) back in 1902. So that would make him 105 this year. If he had lived that long. I take after my Dad, too. He and I were cut from the same cloth. I miss him.
I’m going to look for another picture of him to put in here, but I’m not 100% sure how to do it, so we’ll see how that goes. For now, I’ll just save this and go on a search for the way.
I finished all my typing for today, yesterday, so technically though this isn’t THE holiday, it is MY holiday. Once I drive over to work later, though, and pick up more, that will be the end of my day off because more than likely there’ll be a lot of back-logged typing, due to the holiday, and I’ll have to get busy on it this afternoon.
I haven’t yet decided if I am going to be sending out Update Notifications each and every time I post here. What do you think? Should I? I’m doing this completely from my computer now, so it’s really not a bother, but I hate to inundate your mailbox if you don’t want it. For now, I will, I guess. There’s a thingy (widget?) on the right hand column that you can click on to sign up for ?updates? – I really don’t know what that is – I haven’t explored ALL the features here yet. I’ll let you know when I know, how’s that?
Better get going. Catch up with you later.