I need to start out this morning wishing my Dad a very Happy Father’s Day.
I was named for him, of course he was “is” and I am “es.” ( The spellings of Francis and Frances!) I think I’m a lot like him in many ways. I’m sure that I got his nose!
Daddy was a great guy, a stamp collector, builder of swimming pools (in our back yard), playhouses (also in our back yard) and a great hugger. He had the most beautiful green eyes and unfortunately, neither Ele or I got them. He’s been gone for 28 years now. I miss him all the time and I know how lucky we were to have him.
I also want to say Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful husband, Ralph.
He is a terrific Father and served as a father to my niece, Mary when she really needed one. I know she loved and appreciated him like he was her Dad. Thank you, Ralph for all you do, for all you did.
Now let’s party!
Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law, John! John’s a great guy, he’s the wood-carver whose handiwork I showed at Christmas time.
Here’s Ralph’s handiwork in John’s honor…
Excuse my messy kitchen! This was just great and SO John. We had it laminated to keep it from getting crumpled!
A “FEW” of John’s carving creations…He has a whole room dedicated to his work…finally!!
The last one is a bit blurry which I didn’t realize when I took it or I would have done a better one. John is just an Amazing carver. I’m glad it’s finally all on display!
The cake with the handsome Birthday Boy on it!
Blowing out the candles!
John and his lovely wife, Kathy, Ralph’s sister. They’re also celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. John’s tee-shirt is a picture of them on their honeymoon. They were such a cute couple, and still are!
I couldn’t do a party post without some food.
I tried to be good…some potato salad, a little spinach dip with pumpernickel, carrots and celery and lots of fruit salad. Yum to all. The Big Yum goes to the rice salad on the right of my plate. It was Delicious! I asked the lady who made it, Linda, if she would e-mail me the recipe. By the time I got home, the recipe had arrived! I’ll hopefully be making it next week sometime and I’ll share it with all of you!
So that’s it for Father’s Day and for birthdays for a while. I keep saying that, but another one keeps popping up!
Everyone enjoy your Father’s Day. Hug your Dad while you can.
Happy Sunday, Happy Father’s Day!