Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Foto Fiesta ...my first Valentine

Irwin Keller
2/14/36 - 1/10/08
I Love and Miss You Daddy.
You were my first Valentine.


This is one of the first pictures of my wonderful dad. He mustered up all his strength and impish energy just to 'smile' . Probably hates his mom for making him wear those girlie 'shorty shorts'.


What a poser! The original Fonzie! And the reason I know this was totally posed is because there is some farm implement in his right hand ...and it was probably the last time there was a farm implement in his right hand.

Dad's first house. What pride!!


Driving Miss Doris. Grandma is in the back seat of this car. And you can't tell, but it is turquois blue with white fins and ragtop convertible. Fuggetaboutit!



This was the last picture ever taken of my wonderful dad, on December 31st, 2007. He mustered up all of his strength and energy just to smile. I treasure this photo so much I still have it in my digital camera...and can not will not delete it. Ever.



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30 comments:

Kristin said...

OH Swirl. How sweet. Glad you have such wonderful memories and pictures of him!

sassy stephanie said...

You resemble that handsome man. What a sweet post.

Michelle said...

Aww! Sweet post! I love old photos of my parents.

Just call me MOM said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures of your Dad. Such a sweet post.

for a different kind of girl said...

You look soooo much like your Dad. Wow!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

Aw so sweet I love my very 1st valentine too. He is 83 and still the most handsome man alive!

Peggy said...

That is a very sweet tribute yo your daddy! I love my daddy that much too!

Ann On and On... said...

What a special post. It is wonderful to have those photos and share them with us. The starting sentence...you were my first Valentine gave me Happy goose bumps. So sweet.

*I love the title of your blog...

Cristin said...

*sniff* The part about the picture in the digital camera killed me... so sweet....

jill jill bo bill said...

Oh Swirl, That made me cry. The last picture is the BEST!!! I can tell by his smile you made him so happy and he loved you very much. Y'all look alike!!!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad.

amelia bedelia said...

oh, I loved this!! Brought tears to my eyes. I miss my Dad, too, and cherish the last picture of him. Thanks for sharing.

Swirl Girl said...

I can only hope that my girls feel the same way about their dad as you do about yours!
Guelph - Hubby

The Mom Jen said...

That is a precious story, make a enlargement of that pic and hang it in your house too! :))

Kelly said...

Such a fabulous tribute to your original sweetheart!

Yaya said...

(((Hugs)))

Happy Valentine's Day!

Rhea said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad! Those old photos are awesome, and I'd keep that photo on my camera forever too. :o)

Always Home and Uncool said...

You don't how much dads appreciate that.

Mariah said...

Loving that auto!! Seriously, these pics are awesome. So glad you have these memories.

Fannie said...

What a lovely tribute to your dad.

bejewell said...

Dammit, now you've got me crying. I HATE crying. But this post made me totally love your dad, and you, and dammit now I'm crying again.

Mama Dawg said...

I got chills. That is incredible. I love old photos and yours are so treasured, you can tell.

Trooper Thorn said...

Lucky man to have a daughter who loves this much. Thanks for the Valentines homage.

Lula! said...

Oh...Debbie...
I love posts about your dad.

Love the car. Fantabulous!

Love the picture of the two of you--how much you look like him!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a sweet post!

Britt said...

Oh dear .. I read this post the day it posted, and it's taken me this long to come back and comment. Easily distracted, I am.

I loved this! The pictures are great and the sentiment so sweet. I especially loved that last picture with the two of you. Simply lovely.

George, Group Admin said...

I am saddened to hear about your fathers passing and your loss.

George
Group Admin & MCC Survivor

Jenni Jiggety said...

That was VERY sweet...a beautiful tribute to your daddy. And I love the old photos.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Boy - you are Daddy's little girl aren't you? The spitting image. He must have loved that.

Such a beautiful post. Nothing better than your first Valentine.

* TONYA * said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad. Thank you for sharing a little of him with us.