It’s Father’s Day Everyday!

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!

The king of all dads!

The king of all dads!

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.

Mom

Mom

Apparently, Rebecca didn't want her picture taken!

Apparently, Rebecca didn’t want her picture taken!

Willy... and an actual real smile!!

Willy… and an actual real smile!!

Jon loves his new Star Wars shirt... the boys got a present, too!

Jon loves his new Star Wars shirt… the boys got a present, too!

Their backyard is so beautiful

Their backyard is so beautiful

Purple Stock, Grandma's hydrangea, and red sage blooming in the garden.

Purple Stock, Grandma’s hydrangea, and red sage blooming in the garden.

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.

His cars in the "working" shop side (you can eat off the floors)

His cars in the “working” shop side
(you can eat off the floors)

Don't forget to look up!

Don’t forget to look up!

Daddy giving a tour of the museum to his car club 2014

Daddy giving a tour of the museum to his car club
2014

The Mobil Gas island he built inside the building

The Mobil Gas island he built inside the building

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.

Quintino family gas station and cafe 1930's or 1940's

Quintino family gas station and cafe
1930’s or 1940’s

Pop (his dad) and his new Mercury 1954 or 1955

Pop (his dad) and his new Mercury
1954 or 1955

Bill and Pop's Mercury 1957 or 1958

Bill and Pop’s Mercury
1957 or 1958

A few good pictures of daddy…

Daddy 1958

Daddy 1958

In the Army Reserves 1959

In the Army Reserves
1959

Losing a little on top...

Losing a little on top…

...and going a little grey.

…and going a little grey.

Now just a crazy old guy who loves cars, his children and his granddaughter!

Now just a crazy old guy who loves cars, his children and his granddaughter!

He comes from some good Scottish stock…

Joseph Campbell "Pop" Daddy's dad and my grandfather 1891 - 1961

Joseph Campbell “Pop”
Daddy’s dad and my grandfather
1891 – 1961

Frank Campbell, daddy's grandfather, and my great-grandfather 1857 - 1927

Frank Campbell, daddy’s grandfather, and my great-grandfather
1857 – 1927

And on his mother’s side…a bit Italian!

Antonio Quintino, young Daddy's grandfather, and my great-grandfather 1874-1938

Antonio Quintino
Daddy’s grandfather, and my great-grandfather
1874-1938

Antonio Quintino c. 1923

Antonio Quintino
c. 1923

Celebrate your father in the coming weeks, and everyday!

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Me and Daddy May 2015

Me and Daddy
May 2015

3 thoughts on “It’s Father’s Day Everyday!

  1. Samantha Faust says:

    Your Dad is amazing. I remember him selling one of his classic cars during a difficult time of yours to help you out. He knows the value of family and is to be admired. Praise God for the love and family you have! This is a beautiful tribute to him! I’m so proud of your blog and your expression if love. Carry on, sister!

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  2. Elizabeth Smith says:

    So wonderful to see this loving documentation and dedication. I am sure it is appreciated by all. Rebecca will love this when she’s older. Such a treasure! E

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