Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Belated Father's Day Thoughts

I hope all of you out in Blogland had a wonderful father's day. My husband and I were able to spend the day together at his pick of restaurant and a movie. I thought before the week was over I would post a little about two other men in my life! This pocket compass was given to me by my grandpa. It is the only "gift" I have from him. Grandpa wasn't too much for giving presents. He believed more about providing the necessities, and boy did he do that. My dad died when I was 9 and if it were not for my grandpa and grandma, I don't know what my mother would have done. My mom never drove or worked outside the home. My grandpa did all our grocery shopping and lawn work until he was physically unable. I have so many wonderful memories of my grandpa in my head and in my heart. Anyways, this compass came to me from him for a school project. It had something to do with a battery also. Through all my moves...I have always made sure this came with me.

These pens were my dad's. I only have the fountain pens, not the matching pencils. The box belongs to the rust one. It is difficult for me to remember my dad. He was sick the last year of his life, so really, I was about 8 when he became ill from cancer. I do remember that he was happy and I remember bits and pieces of other things, but really not much. My parents were very humble living people and there wasn't much of my dad's to save. But I found these after my mom passed. I was so thrilled to have them. Inside I found 2 love letters to my mother that my dad wrote her. I still have those too!
The Lord blessed me with a wonderful heritage and then with a wonderful husband. I am very blessed!
AND...I just checked and this is my 96th post! Wow! I had something to say for almost 100 times! I am thinking that I will do something special to celebrate. I will dedicate today's extra thinking to that! Will let you know....


Charlotte said...

What a great tribute to your father and grandfather. I know you're eager to get your new photo program. Have fun with it. Will be looking forward to seeing something you might post after you use it.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ceekay, what a wonderful post. You really touched my heart with your remembrance of your dear grandpa. He was a special man that is clear. The compass is very special and I inagine having your dad's pens is pretty dear too.
Thank you for sharing.
hugs, Celestina
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