Monday, December 20, 2010

That's my dad

I got a nice Christmas card from my aunt (on my father's side) the other day. She enclosed some old photographs of my dad from when he was a kid. Judging from his age in the photos, these were likely made sometime in the mid to late 1940s. The portrait on the left says "49" on the back so I assume it was made in 1949.

No mistaking my dad with his high forehead. The dog's name was Ginger.

She wrote that the photos belonged to her aunt and that a cousin sent them to her recently. I'm sure I've never seen them before. Except for these now, the oldest pictures I have of my dad are from his wedding a little over two years before I was born. He died very young in 1982.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Walt, Nice to see photos of the the young WCS3! And what a nice souvenir for you to have.
    Did your aunt sent you birthday wishes too? I know it's a day early, but this way I'm sure to be the first to congratulate you: Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day! Martine
    P.S. Enjoy the 'steak au poivre':)

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  2. And Sue and I are second to wish you best wishes young fella.
    Your Dad looks like an all American kid of the times.
    Have a great birthday and Christmas.

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  3. Joyeux anniversaire Walt!
    Your Dad died way too young. He was
    very handsome.

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  4. I love old photos and what a nice surprise. If I don't write to you tomorrow, have the best birthday ever.
    Your Friend, m.

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  5. Well, let me add my wishes, too. Happy Birthday. And I'm going to say it again tomorrow. And maybe the day after that.

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  6. Your dad was a very handsome young man. I don't want to give away my age, but I do remember wearing pants like that when I was a kid.

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  7. It's your birthday? Happy 21st! :P

    Great photos WCS, and how cute is that dog! Have a great Xmas.

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  8. I'm glad your Aunt got these photos to you.
    Your dad looks like he was a charming fellow. I wish you had had more time with him.

    My dad was also a dog lover.

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  9. I loved seeing pictures of your dad :) What a nice thing on the eve of your birthday:))

    Judy

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  10. what a delightful gift!
    It is always odd to see our parents as youngsters, no?
    it jars us to think they were once upon a time 'not parents'.

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  11. Clearly, you didn't inherit that baseball gene.

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