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Friday, May 2


It's time for Show and Tell Friday. If you would like to participate, drop over to Kelli's at There's No Place Like Home.

The above photo was taken in 1940. The young soldier in the photo is my Dad. He and Mom weren't married yet, but this photo of him in his uniform was taken at my maternal Grandmother's home. The old car is in the background and if you look closely, you can see the corner of the chicken coop.

I am very proud to have this picture of Dad when he was 24 years old. Dad died on August 29, 1981. I still miss him.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend. Take time to relax and stop and smell the roses. Our lives are hectic in today's world and we need to take time to enjoy the beauty of the earth. ~Blessings, Mary~

32 comments:

  1. I love that picture of your Dad. I have some old photo's too, that are very valuable to me because of the sentiments attached to them. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  2. What a precious picture to have.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend also...Mary

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  3. He looks like a proud, shy soldier. I love old pictures, more than I used to!

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  4. I have some of my dad too in his
    military uniform, I treasure them
    so much too. Sometimes the pictures
    are hard to look at because I miss
    him and hi smile!!! ((HUGS))

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  5. I'm glad you have this photo of your dad. He looks like he was a very nice man. You are right about stopping to smell the roses and enjoy what God has given us. Enjoy your day. Kathi

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  6. Great picture of your dad in uniform! I can imagine how much it means for you to have it.

    I miss my dad, also.
    And I so treasure all the old photos of my parents. They were both a lot older than me, born in the 20's, so I've always been especially fascinated with their era in which they lived- especially the 40's.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    ~Tammy

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  7. I enjoy seeing old photographs and this one was very special with the uniform, the old car and the chicken coop.
    Susan

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  8. Hi Mary! This is such a terrific photo! I can see his pride and I can see he was a happy man. And I can tell by your write up that you were very proud of him also. I love old photos from a family album, don't you? This one is super!!!!

    Happy Friday dear friend.
    And happy Show n Tellin' ----

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  9. I can imagine how much it means to you and I completely agree with stopping and smelling roses.
    tnx for your visit.:)

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  10. Special memories help refresh us. So glad you have this of your Dad.

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  11. I have a great pic of Dad in his uniform......... Maybe I will post that one Friday............. and can you tell me what type of dog Meeko is? I know you have said in your posts somewhere but though I would ask... there is a reason for my asking :) have a great friday..

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  12. Wow, such a nice picture of your dad, he was a very handsome man.

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  13. Love the photo of your Dad. I regret that I don't have many old pictures, because we lost everything during the war. Also enjoyed your Thankful Thursday post. It's always so inspirational. Have a blessed weekend, Mary.

    Hugs,

    Renie

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  14. Nothing touches my heart like family photos! One of my favorite books is "The Greatest Generation" and your dad is one of those old souls! Thanks for sharing something so near and dear to you!
    Connie

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  15. Beautiful memories and nice photo of your father.

    Thanks too for visiting my blogs.

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  16. Mary,

    What a wonderful photo of your Dad!

    Hugs,
    Tina

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  17. I love this photo of your dad, Mary! Your words ring true. Life is hectic, but we do need to slow down and enjoy the beauty around us. Time is precious and not to be taken for granted, especially with those we hold dearest to our hearts....

    Smiles,
    Michele
    Writing the Cyber Highway

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  18. Hi, Mary.
    Thanks for sharing this photo of your Dad. I know you're proud of it and of him for serving his country.
    Mama Bear

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  19. What a wonderful old photo of your dad, Mary! I hope you have a great weekend too!
    ~Kelli

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  20. Thanks for sharing I love the picture of your dad!!
    fondly, deena

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  21. What a great picture of your dad. Family photos are so precious.

    Thanks for the reminder to stop and smell the roses.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Mary,thank you for showing the photo of your Dad,sorry that you losat him in 1981. I lost my Dad in Aug 1984,He was a serviceman as well.Mom and Dad got married when He got out of the service,I have the pictur taken the day they got married He was in his Uniform.this was in 1949.I miss my Dad just as much as you miss your Dad.I mis my Mom as well.she passed awat in Sept,2003.

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  23. Wha ta wonderful photo, Mary. He looks like a baby. It's hard to believe he was 24 years old. I think in those days people didn't harden into maturity like our young people sometimes do now. I know you miss him. I still miss mine, too.
    Nancy

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  24. My brother was in the army and I love these old photo's! Your Dad looks handsome and this is a precious picture!
    We are ok after the terrible storm last night!! It was much worse over in Kansas City!! I thought the hail was going to break the patio glass door! Glo is ok too and so is Donna all blogger's from my area! Love and hugs, Grams

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  25. I love photos like this one. Thanks for posting and thanks for all you kind word when you visit my blog. I hope you have a good weekend too!

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  26. Your dad was a young looking soldier! What a special photo for you to have.

    Katherine

    P.S. - What a shame your uncle threw away your grandmother's churn, etc.

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  27. Mary,you have a great site and I
    am proud to be, one of your blog.
    friends.
    Have a great week.

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  28. What a very special memory from your Dad! I love old photos!

    Ruuta

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  29. Thanks for sharing, this is a great picture of your father! Thanks for your visit and comments , too.

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  30. I love photos like this. What a wonderful moment captured & saved.

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