Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

For this week's Sincerely 'Fro Me to You carnival at We are THAT family, I am paying tribute to my dad, as he is 67 years young today! And keeping with Kristen's theme, there are some pretty funny pictures I dug up of him. (I've also put in a couple of normal ones to balance it all out.) Luckily, Dad's a good sport, and hey, what's the fun of being a family if you can't laugh at with them?

This first picture's pretty tame, but man, look at the size of that noggin! (It has to be big to house the huge brains.)

Grandma Goldie and Dad, 1941



This next one is of dear old Dad at the start of his awkward tween/teenage years, horn-rimmed glasses and all:


Great Aunt Thelma, Dad, Grandpa Henry, Grandma Goldie circa 1953




This next picture I put in not because it's funny or bad, but because this is one of the only pictures of my dad as an adult without a beard. I have never seen him without a beard, and neither has my mom, even after 33 years of marriage! So this picture is odd to me because it doesn't even seem like the same person!



circa 1960?




This is one of my favorite pictures of my dad, as it reminds me how silly he can be for his kids. I took this picture one morning before school, and I don't know why he started posing like that but I remember he loved that it made us laugh.

Dad and Ben (my brother) circa 1987


That's probably enough embarrassment for one day. Happy Birthday Dad. I love your sense of humor and I love you.



Me and Dad, Prague 2007

14 comments:

We are THAT Family said...

That is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your tribute to your Dad with us. I hope this is an awesome birthday for him!

Thanks for playing along!

Darla said...

He does look totally different without a beard doesn't he!!!

Tanya said...

What a handsome man!

Amanda said...

Looks like you have an amazing dad! Happy Birthday to him!!

marigold said...

Your dad looks like a trip! I have that exact picture from Prague!

franticallysimple said...

The beardless one kind of looks like Steve Carrell from the office.
Great photos.

Ok, Where Was I? said...

that's a great photo of him w/o the beard. Interesting background. What a sweet post.

THopgood said...

What a great way to pay tribute to your dad! Happy Birthday to him!

JamieLee said...

WOW! I did a post for my dad's 67th birthday today, too!!! Great photos you included here!

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Fun pictures. He looks like a movie star in the beardless photo!

Alicia said...

My dad is a beard man, too. Looks like Cary Grant without it. Your dad's definitely got the movie star looks, too. Happy Birthday to him!

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! I too barely recognize photos of my father without a beard! TOO WEIRD!

Aimee said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! I love that picture of him and his mom - very sweet :)

Thanks for stopping by my place and for your kind comment - come back any time (and often!) :)

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow, those old pictures are awesome!