Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

This was my Great Grandpa - (on my dad's side)

He was a sea-farer turned farmer.  As a kid, I was always fairly scandalized by the fact that he had an EAR RING!

And then I went to college - all the guys had ear rings.  Oh, no big deal GG.  

This is my grandpa - my dad's dad - he and Grandma lived on the same property that we did - my sisters and I spent many hours at grandma & grandpa's house -

We'd run over and pretty much barge into their house - I don't think I was ever told to knock...

Now, I wonder if they ever had any privacy...

This is my dad as a young man.  He was running the tractor that pulled the threshing machine (we had a wheat farm in North Central Washington)

It's a hard life, but guys are still doing it - so it must be fulfilling. 

I was about 10 years old in this picture.

My dad died when I was 26.  There are so many things I wish I had asked him. 

Oh, well.

Happy Father's Day daddy.


Leigh said...

Love the photos! They are truly a treasure. One branch of my family was mariners, later turned farmers. Genealogy is an interesting thing to study. I know what you mean about asking our parents certain things. So much knowledge is lost if it isn't passed on.

Katnip Lounge said...

Love the earring! Your family sounds very interesting and FUN! I'm realizing now how much stuff I want to know about my Dad...I won't wait to ask.

Kathy said...

Great post, Tina! I put a photo of my dad on FB, with leaky eyes as I did it. I still miss him.