Sunday, June 15, 2014

Another Grandchild Grows Up... And Missing My Dad








Father's Day is always a bit tough for me even though it's been a lot of years since Dad Crossed Over.   So it's always a welcome distraction on Father's Day to have something else to Celebrate. So when our oldest Daughter called to wish her Dad a Happy Father's Day she also told us to look online for the new Prom pixs of another one of the Grandchildren that is all grown up!  My what a Beautiful Young Woman our Princess N has grown into!!!  The one that was always so much the Tomboy and Star Athlete has now Blossomed into Womanhood and is showing off her Feminine side.  It makes a Gramma so Proud!  And I'm absolutely Loving the hair Baby!
 

 
 
And Dad... Happy Father's Day... there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss you terribly!  I so Wish you could have Enjoyed all of your Great-Grandchildren and have all of them get to know you.
 
Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  1. Glad you received such nice pictures to brighten your day!

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  2. Such beautiful pictures of your granddaughter all grown up. Your dad would be so proud!!

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    1. Thanks Betsy... it is such a Blessing to have the privilege to see all of your Children and your Grandchildren Grown Up and coming into their own. Dawn... The Bohemian

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  3. I know what you mean about Father's Day -- I have the same reaction to Mother's Day since my mom passed away. Your granddaughter is beautiful and that gown is delightful.

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    1. I know, I Love the Gown too... just to see this one in a Gown was Delightful! *LOL* She's the one that rarely wore dresses and most Images of her that I have are in Athletic Uniforms. *Smiles* She once wore some Body Glitter I sent to her when she was about seven all over her body during a Soccer Match, just to distract the other Team! I still have a Mental Image of her glistening across the field and blinding the other players! *winks* Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. My family recently observed the 100th anniversary of Dad's birthday by sharing e-videos of a little 5-year old lady's first swim meet. An old-style German papa, he would NOT have been amused by her getting lodged on a lane rope in the back stroke event and continuing to kick. With a titanic Teutonic logic -- and efficiency -- he would have waded in, pulled her out at arms' length (there are no snaps of him holding a child closely), and deposited her at her mother's feet, grumbling "Too young, too small..." He was a big man, with thick black hair and bright blue eyes, who never swore or smoked or drank: "Stupid stuff. Hmpf!" He saw more of the world and life as a Merchant Marine (WWII, the Murmansk Run) and marine salvage man than he thought proper to discuss with women and weak civilians: "Long time ago. Everybody's dead. Hmpf!"

    He rescued animals, Dawn. He once came home with a starving, aging 5-gaited saddle horse standing in the back of a pick-up truck. (We imagine he simply gave the animal orders to be still. Didn't dare ask how he got him in, but we saw him stack bales of straw at the gate and say "Raus! Out!" when he got him down.) Rumor has it Dad knocked a man down and threw money on him. Sounds about right.

    At the end of his life, he used a walker with a basket. He rescued a little dog wired -- loop around her bleeding neck! -- to a clothesline by wheeling down the sidewalks to the house, bumpng across the yard, snapping the wire with a wire-cutter, and carting her away to a better life. No one detained him because there was an enormous Colt hanging from a holster from the walker's handles. * Years later a local cop recalled the day with a grin. The dog abusers were wondering if the gun was loaded. The cop told me he advised them to wonder if Dad's aim was still steady enough to miss what he didn't want to hit -- and to let him "keep his bit of bloody meat."

    "Did I think the gun was loaded," he asked.

    "Yes, of course," I replied, and thought how tactful he was not to ask whether Dad ever shot to miss. Answer: "Bah. Hmpf!"

    Thanks for allowing me to celebrate Father's Day with you, Dawn. And did you ever check eBay and Etsy for mates to your little Yildiz Porselen dervish? Other pieces of the set have been selling. Just the thing to add to your curated clutter!

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    1. Your Dad was quite a colorful Character just like my Parents... such fond Memories of those we hold Dear to our Hearts eternally! Dawn... The Bohemian

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