In Memory Of Daddy

Some time back, I mentioned that my dad died when I was an infant. He was 54. I was eight months old.

And there are no pictures (that I’ve ever seen) of the two of us together. That makes me sad.

I do have this photo of him, but I don’t know where or when it was taken.

It appears that he was a snappy dresser. I remember Mom telling me that, on Sundays, he always wore a white shirt.

My dad was a carpenter by trade. I have several pieces of furniture that he made, and they’re treasures to me.

It was difficult growing up without a father, but I think my mom loved me enough for two parents.

Since I have no memory of my dad, I hope I’m not “breaking any rules” by Linking up to Two Bears and The Three Cubs Memory Lane Friday.


23 responses to “In Memory Of Daddy

  1. It’s so sad that you have no memories of Daddy and there were no pictures of the two of you together. Even though he was very sick in the months after you were born, he loved you so much. I know he’s looking down and is proud of the lovely person you are.
    Love you…

  2. So sad! My dad died at 50 when I was 29 – I thought that was bad enough – he never got to know his grandchildren. But at least I had him for that long!

  3. Though you may not have a memory of your dad, the gesture of making a tribute to him would make him smile where ever he may be. He’s a happy dad to have you.

  4. In a funny way, no memory is a memory…it, at the very least, shaped so many other of your memories. I love that you had furniture that he made and search for threads that connect you to him. Beautiful post.

  5. your dad would be proud:)

  6. I’m so sorry for the time you didn’t have with your Daddy, I’m sure he loved you with all his might for the short period of time he got to be with you. How he’s smiling at your wonderful tribute to him.

  7. Great post today. So sad you never knew your dad. As you say, your mom certainly gave you love for two.

  8. Yes, a great tribute … and he does look like a snappy dresser ….

  9. You are not braking any rule! I would say that with this post you made a memory of you and your dad! xxx

  10. This is a sweet tribute to your Dad. I’m sorry you didn’t have the opportunity to grow up knowing him. That’s a handsome photo and I agree he was a snappy dresser.
    It sounds like your Mom did a fabulous job raising you and blessing you with love and a healthy attitude. 🙂

  11. I’m sorry you didn’t get to know your dad, Dianna. That is rough, but so happy you had a loving mother who obviously did a really good job raising you. Your dad looks like a really dapper and handsome man! And talented, too. How nice to have some of the furniture he made. Enjoy your weekend! ~Cheryl

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I am sure your Dad is very proud of you and you do remember him in the best way…in your heart…. Love, Shirley

  13. It is sad when a father dies before the child gets to know him, play with him, but you seem to have wonderful memories of your dad through your mother. My dad lived to be 99 1/2 years old; I have memories of him, but I never really felt close to him. I was so timid and he could be very critical of us girls. Interesting post for us.

  14. Touching story, Dianna. You may not have had the joy of knowing him, but you are part of his legacy.

  15. Sorry you never knew your father.

    What a treasure that you have some pieces of his that he made with his own two hands!

  16. Sometimes the best “memories” are the ones in our heart. Remember, love knows no boundaries.

  17. From reading your blog, your mom sounds like a really inspirational and amazing woman. So hard to bring up all her children with no husband around. How special to have some of hand-made furniture; it’s kind of like having a piece of him with you all the time.

  18. This is a picture to be treasured and to write about. He appears tall. I think he would be very proud of the lovely person you are and the stories you are telling for his grandchildren.

  19. I’m so glad you linked up! What a wonderful picture. I love that your mom loved you enough for 2 parents 🙂

  20. what a beautiful story. i know your dad would be so proud of you. 🙂 -hugs-

  21. LOVED this post. I teared up remembering my own dad I lost when I was young. I’m so thankful that even thought I only had a few years, that I do have a few special memories and some videos and photos. It means the world to me but there isn’t a holiday, special event, or milestone that I don’t think about my dad and what it would be like if he were still here. The birth of my son was especially hard… everyone tells me that bugaboo resembles my dad… warms my heart. I like to think so too. 🙂

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