Happy Father’s Day 2010.

1926 – 1998

My dad grew up on some farmland outside of my West Texas hometown.  When he was 18 or so, he drove a combine and helped other farmers harvest crops.  He saved money and bought acreage as he could.  After he and mom married, the Army wanted him.  He went to Camp Roberts in California for his basic training before going to Korea.

I love this picture of him as it shows a playful side I didn’t often see.  And by the time I can remember what he wore, he no longer wore jeans.  So to see him in these jeans and boots, playing footsies with the Pacific Ocean just makes me smile. Big time smile!  You can read more about  him here.

So Happy Father’s Day, Daddy.  You are still in my heart and I think of you every day.

P.S. I would encourage you to digitize your family’s old pictures and slides.  Doing this with my family’s slides has brought me hours of enjoyment and memories.  Digitizing your photos also makes it easier to share the pictures with other family members, make photo books for gifts, post them on Facebook, pass them on to future generations.  I use ScanDigital to work with my slides and photos.  I first found them through Groupon. If you haven’t started using Groupon, you should! Go here and sign up. They send you an email each weekday (sometimes on Saturday) that offers you great deals. Sometimes the offer is for something in a specific city, and sometime, like ScanDigital, it is for services that can be used anywhere. Even if you don’t live in a city where Groupon is offered, sign up for a city near you. You will still be able to use the Groupons that can be redeemed online. If you decide you want to use ScanDigital, I am pleased to offer a coupon for $20 off $100 of service. The coupon code is: Rf448378. {End of commercial}

All photos and writing property of LoneStarLifer. 2010.

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2 Responses

  1. Your Dad was a quiet, but profound sensitive servant to so many people in west Texas. The pictures of him are spectacular, as well as your blog. Blessings to you and your gorgeous family.

  2. he was a sweet soul. 🙂

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