Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Dad

Born, November 9, 1929, in Mansfield, AR.

In elementary school

Dad on his LaSalle Bicycle - notice puppy in the bag on the back
Senior Picture


Gulf Juan, France - while in the US Navy
Ordained to the Ministry - June 1, 1960
He retired in 2000 but still enjoys preaching any and every opportunity given him.
And, might I add, he IS one of the BEST!

1976 - Dressed in colonial costume for a church celebration

 Dad has always been a gifted wood worker and here he is pictured with the Hound Dog he carved out of Dedora Cedar. He then mounted it on a tree stump near the road for all to see.


 Pictured above is some of Dad's more recent woodwork, a cross and candle sticks for our local Episcopal Church.  Even if I do say so, it is perfectly beautiful.

This is his shop where his beautiful wood crafting takes place.  He spends many happy hours here.



In 2008 Dad wrote his autobiography, "The Fields of Yesterday." It was truly a "labor of love" and what a treasure it is to me and my brothers.  It was published professionally and is available through Amazon and other major book companies on the internet.  He gave me his first signed copy.


 Last November Daddy celebrated his 80th birthday and I made sure it was done in "grand style." What a blessing he is in my life and I would not be the person I am today if it were not for him. I thank the Lord for him and pray that he will be blessed with many more years of good health and vitality.

I delight in calling him "Daddy."
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

2 comments:

  1. such a nice post! i have enjoyed reading a bit about your Dad! love his birthday hat!

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  2. How blessed you are with such a God fearing dad. I enjoyed reading about him. His wood work is amazing. Have a wonderful and blessed day.

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