Thursday, June 16, 2005

Weekend Assignment #64

It's time for John's Weekend Assignment, found HERE.

"Weekend Assignment #64: Tell us about a moment with your dad that serves as an example of one of his best qualities. That would be a personal moment between you and dad."

I must have been VERY young when this happened, perhaps four.  I recall a Sunday morning when Daddy was reading the Des Moines Register while he sat at the switchboard in our living room.  Mother was probably getting ready for Church, and somebody always had to be with the switchboard.  Anyway, I was sitting on Daddy's lap looking at the comics (I think Lil Abner was one) as he read them to me.  The picture in my mind is as vivid as if it happened yesterday, and I can almost hear his voice and see the colors of the "funny papers".

 Extra Credit: Pictures, naturally -- perhaps from right about the time you were born.

I've used this one before, but I like my dad's tousled, hillbilly look here.  That's my half-brother, my half-sister, my mom holding me, and my dad. 



brandilynneliz said...

Hehe, I love it! Your family is beautiful. I love seeing photos with families like this. Beautiful.


gabreaelinfo said...

Nice entry and great old pic.


smjr43 said...

Have not heard the comics called funny papers in a long time.  I inherited a lot of old family photos like this.  I love them.  They remind me of where I came from.  Thanks for sharing and reminding me about the "funny papers."


ryanagi said...

That's a good one. I remember fighting with my brother over who would get the funnies first. LOL

toonguykc said...

Wonderful entry and tribute!  I may use the assignment this weekend.  
P.S.   Tell Cliff your gay pal Russ wishes him a Happy Birthday......and tell me if he rolls his eyes.  LOL     Russ

csandhollow said...

I love that smile of your dad.
P.S. I still call them the funny papers

krobbie67 said...

Lovely picture. I think I missed it the first time, so I'm glad you showed it again.
:-) ---Robbie

pixiedustnme said...

wonderful picture!  it's fabulous that you have been able to save a piece of your history.

debbted said...

What an excellent nostalgic photo! Thanks for sharing! ;-) Sassy (Deb)