Sunday, June 17, 2012

The love of fathers

Happy Father's Day to all of our dads, and better halves (if that isn't a word, it is now!)
My dad, ca. 1981, on what I can say was one of the happiest days of his life.  That's a bass he caught.
Here he is at the end of 1999, just a few short months before he passed away suddenly; Ben's second Christmas.
The other great father in my life: my husband, on his very first Father's Day in 1997.  
He's been the master of all trades, from diapering, to toy assembly; he's been a gear-packer and a golf buddy.  The bond between Dennis and Ben has been a joy to watch.
Ben's taking off on another camping week today, so we celebrated Dennis last night with dinner.
Enjoy Father's Day!


Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful post....Holy cow, that's a big fish! Great pictures and great memories. TFS..

Tami Hacker said...

With a bass that size it had to be a good day for your father.

You have share many photos of Ben & Dennis - they definitely show a lovingly bond between them.

What blessings we have with the fathers in our lives!

Wonderful memories!

The Junque Seeker said...

Your dad was a cutie. No wonder he's happy - that's the biggest bass I've ever seen!

Happy Father's Day to Dennis!

autena said...

Your son looks so much like his father! Happy day to you too!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I really enjoyed all your beautiful pictures. Your dad looks so happy and proud with that enormous fish. I'm sure you miss him a lot. Hope you're all enjoying your day. Thanks for sharing:-)

Linda said...

Enjoying your photos and stories.