June 11, 2015
We celebrated Father’s Day a little early this year as we will be gone for Mariella’s wedding on the “real” day. Well, of course we should celebrate our daddy’s every day, just like our moms!
We had a delicious dinner at Willy and Jon’s in their new dining room, and had fresh cherry cobbler and angel food cake with strawberries for dessert in the back yard. After such a warm day, the evening was perfect outside on their patio.
Daddy enjoys working on his old cars, a powder blue 1947 Ford convertible and now a turquoise 55 Ford Customline. He’s had many cars over the years, and enjoyed every one of them. He also collects gasoline memorabilia, and has for over 35 years or so. He has restored vintage gas pumps and oil carts, and has some rare and beautiful porcelain signs. He built an entire building behind their house many years ago. Half is for his “working” shop, and half is a museum, which he shares with friends, clubs, and those that might just stop by.
Willy and I are very blessed to have such a hard working, generous father. If there is anything we need help with, he is there to help…. anytime. He has become the adoptive son of an elderly couple, for whom he does odd jobs around their home, runs them to the store and to medical appointments, and has even taken them on several trips.
My parents live in the house that my dad grew up in. The corner was purchased by his grandparents in the early 1920’s. It has undergone many changes over the years, and my dad has had his hand in them since the 1950’s. He took over the family gas station early on, had a towing company, retired, and now lives there and has created his own little world filled with his love of cars and family history.
A few good pictures of daddy…
He comes from some good Scottish stock…
And on his mother’s side…a bit Italian!
Celebrate your father in the coming weeks, and everyday!
Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!