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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Three Dads Who Mean a Lot to Me

Loads of bloggers are saluting dads this week and I'm no exception! Here are three who have made a big difference in my life!


First, my own dad. This is how I remember him most -- hanging out at his ham radio set. I learned Morse Code before I learned how to write. I can't remember it now, but it was fun to have this secret language of dots and dashes. I suppose the first time I said "hi" to someone I could never see on ham radio was my first foray into social media! How he would have loved this wild and crazy blog world!


Then there's Rick. I've used this photo before because I love it so much. It may be the first or second Father's Day I was part of their lives and the expressions tell the story. I remember the gloriously easy and fun times and the tough ones, too. I know all the love, the worry, the fears and the joys a dad faces, seeing it through Rick's eyes. (And seeing that helped me to understand my own dad's. You think you do. You don't until you've lived it.)


And then there's this one. He's learning the ropes. The ups and downs of being a parent. And all the love that goes with it. There's just a little bit of us that hopes that our Baby Grand gives as good as his dad gave when he was a teenager! (Huh? Why do you want to know? I have a life, you know. Whatever.) Just enough! And I'm also confident he'll love this little guy and all who come after him, till the cows come home.


That little baby will one day, perhaps, be a dad of his own. Somehow I think he has a lot of legacy to live up to -- and I'm pretty darned sure his parents will prepare him for the challenge.

31 comments:

  1. Lovely post, glad you had/have some dads in your life who made a difference to you. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. That was a sweet post, Jeanie. Yes, if your dad loved Ham radio, he would definitely think blogging (and comments) to be a wonderful thing! -Jenn

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  3. What a lovely tribute to the wonderful dads in your life! I have been blessed with a great father and 2 great grandfather (also my memories of my mom's dad are limited as he had a stroke when I was young and he was never the same). I love the photo of Rick with his young sons. So sweet! And how wonderful to get to see Kevin become a dad!!

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  4. What a lovely post on the dad's in your life. Morse code would have been fun to learn with your dad. That is a fun picture of Rick and his boys. Then the legacy continues, enjoy the view!

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  5. Loved this Jeanie . . .
    You are delight . . .
    Bet those dads you talk about found/find you a delight too!

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  6. Oh, all the generations, how very special, Jeanie. I can see why these three men are special dads to you, and the little one is precious. : )

    Have a lovely Sunday, dear.

    ~Sheri

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  7. Happy Father's Day to your hubby!

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  8. Great post and Happy Fathers Day to them all.

    Mary

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  9. Your dad's photo is so great! I don't think you have mentioned the Morse code thing before. Thanks for giving us these memories!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  10. So cute! The Morse Code etc..
    I loved secret letters and writings as a child:)

    Rick..and you..will always look like kids.

    Lucky you guys.

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  11. A post full of love! I enjoyed it. :-)

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  12. That was a lovely tribute, Jeanie:)

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  13. This is a loving tribute to all the dads in your life. I remember HAM and CB radios. I wonder if people still use them as much these days?

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  14. Such a lovely tribute, nice to read.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. A very fitting tribute to the fathers in your life. I especially loved the photo of your father. My grandfather and I made a ham radio from a kit and I learned Morse Code, too. Eventually he moved up to talking (which I am sure you know required a different license). I think that's why I really enjoyed that photo of your father. It brings back memories for me, too.

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  16. Lovely post! Love the photo of your father :-)

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  17. What a beautiful, beautiful portrait of LOVE this is! :))) ((HUGS))

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  18. Nice tribute to all the dads. Being a dad is an amazing experience or I assume it's as amazing as being a mom. 😀Hugs erika
    Hope your weekend was good as an ricks as a dad😀

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  19. Such a sweet post. Love the pics. Enjoy your week, Jeanie.

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  20. Even though we're past Father's Day, the joys and responsibilities of being a father go on. Clearly, all the fathers in your life have been good ones. Lucky you, and lucky them!

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  21. Very nice tribute to the dads in your life.

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  22. What wonderful photos and memories. Father's Day is always a bit of a struggle for me as my own dad passed away before I was born. However, I am SO thankful to all the many wonderful men who have mentored me through my life and of course my own husband who is a terrific dad. Have a wonderful week my friend!

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  23. As others have already said... This is a sweet post, and a lovely tribute!

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  24. hahaha, I laughed at your comment, Jeanie. My doggy DOES look like Carmen Miranda. Yes, do get one of these plates for your cousin. I hope they have one at the shop in your area. It is the cutest thing. : )

    ~Sheri

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  25. Happy Monday.
    Have a great week, Jeanie.

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  26. I hope all the dads in your life had a great Fathers Day!

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  27. Good evening dear Jeanie,
    What a beautiful post for all the Dad's in your life. I find that so interesting that you were able to learn Moris Code when you were little. How fun! Your Dad was such a handsome man, and his little one is as precious as can be!

    Thank you so much for coming over to visit me and also Nowhere! I saw your comment, made me giggle.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  28. Wonderful tribute to 3 great guys. Marv was W8KPJ for about 45 years. Then he gave the call sign to his son to establish a "family club". He and I are both licensed but we don't have any radios to use. He gave them all away.
    Blessings to you and to all whom you love.

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  29. Sweet Jeanie, HELLO!

    I MISSED THIS POST!!!!!! I hope your day was memorable! What a legacy to watch, huh? Oh how I miss my dad. Thank you my dear for coming to Nowhere; it's summer and Bebe got our little show rolling again. Thank you!

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  30. A great tribute to all the dads you love in your live Jeanie. We were visiting our son and his family for the big day, and it fell on our grand's birthday, a double celebration. Enjoyed your photos...........

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  31. Jeanie, what a sweet post of the important Dad's in your life! I love the pic of your Dad!

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