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.


  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':)

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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.

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


  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'.

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


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