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Thursday, June 29, 2006

HNT - Memories of Dad

June 28th was my father's birthday. He died in 2003 in his 65th year. Way too young. But I'm fortunate to have countless wonderful memories of him.

My cousins and my uncle and I always made a big deal about my father's birthday which always meant a big party. We often rented a special pump and got a draft ball to celebrate his birthday (a draft ball is kind of like a keg, only made of a white plastic -- you attached this manual pump onto it to get the beer out -- always lots of foam at the beginning and end, but always lots of fun. And being from North Eastern Ontario, the only kind of beer you got in a draft ball was Northern Draft)

So, in honour of my father, I post a picture of us at "Santa's Village" when I was about my son's current age (check out the old "Dad" socks he's got on), and another one of us at the BBQ enjoying one of those "father/son/beer/BBQ" moments we cherished.


Happy Birthday, Dad! I miss you.

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12 comments:

Suze said...

Mark, sweet pictures and even better memories. A lovely tribute to your father. *hugs*

Happy HNT sweetie ;)

lime said...

what wonderful photos! thank you for sharing precious memories of your special dad. may those memories always warm your heart. HHNT

Rainypete said...

A touching tribute, and educational too. All these years I thought a draft ball was the result of loose fitting shorts!

lecram sinun said...

These are great, Mark. I'm sure your father's proud of you! Cheers and Happy HNT!

barefoot_mistress said...

Hey Mark, he looks like he was a cool guy! And, I do love the "dad socks" with the shorts, but, I have to now ask...

Do you wear em too?

LOL HHNT!

Rose DesRochers said...

Mark what a lovely tribute to your dad. My condolences. I've lost both my parents and my youngest daughter. Anniversary and birthdays are the hardest. You are in my thoughts.

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday Mark's Dad!

You know he's looking down on you right now and asking, "Why son? Why the picture with the socks?"

Chelle said...

That was beautiful!! :)

HHNT

Bellarosa said...

Memories are precious!

Happy belated HNT

Just Some Gal said...

Ah Mark, this is an HNT is truly more naked than a lot ever will be.

Sorry to be such a bad blog pal, am trying to reconcile that.

Tish said...

Awww, great pics, Mark! Sorry to hear that you lost your father. I'm glad you have lots of wonderful memories of him though! :)

steve said...

Mark, I couldn't bare to read it all. . . but I sure enjoyed the Pics. It was easy to like your dad, even on those "10 minute walks" in search of wings and beer. HBD Jean!