Thursday, July 31, 2008

Friday's Favorite Family Foto

It's FRIDAY and it's time for

Posting their favorite family photo today are these ladies...if your name is not here, please email me and I will edit to add your name.

MARY at Across The Pond

VANESSA at Vanilla Lavender

JEANNE at Backyard Neighbor

DAWN at Dawn's Daybreak

DIANE at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

SCHOTZY at Wings of Eagles

Thank you all for joining me in posting your family photos.

My photo for today is this picture of my daddy. "Daddy" may sound a bit childish, but that's what I called him. He called me "Little girl" until I was fifty-five years old. I miss that.

Daddy had a small swing band in the 30's called The Novelty Swingsters. He played mandolin, guitar and banjo in the band. Outside the band he played piano and accordian. Music was always a part of Daddy's life.

This photo was taken from an old home movie. That old film is the only visual I've had of his band. It seems that no photographs exist.

Below is a dance ticket admitting one to a Halloween dance at Owens-Illinois glass factory where Daddy's band was playing that evening.

Please take a few minutes to visit those who have posted their favorite family photo and leave a comment.

As my five-year old granddaughter Kathryn says, "Grandma, photographs are for memories, you know". No truer words have ever been spoken.


Dawn said...

Your photo is very nice as is the story of your Daddy! I think just about all girls are Daddy's matter how old we get! It is nice taking a trip down memory lane when we look at our photographs!

take care,

Jeanne said...

Deborah, I love your photo of your dad. Did you inherit his musical ability? From what I see, not real clear, he was very handsome too. What a great memory and post about your dad. By the way, welcome home. smile.

Can you meet at Suzanas and then go across the street for lunch one week from tomorrow? I think that is Aug. 9th.

Love ya, Jeanne

Vanessa Greenway said...

So sweet! What a cute granddaughter you have! Lovely foto! Hugs, Vanessa

Beverly said...

Our daddies are always special in our lives. No matter how long it has been since I lost mine, he will always be daddy to me.

I love the pictures are memories you shared with us.

YayaOrchid said...

What a sweet post about your Daddy. I agree, he was a handsome man. Thank you for sharing your walk down memory lane!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Deborah,
What a great picture, and memories to go with it! Thanks for hosting this!
What a great idea!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Love the photo, & I still call my Daddy, Daddy. That is what he will always be. Hugs***Renea

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a fun pic of your dad! I bet he had a lot of good memories of playing in the band. Was he from Toledo? There is (or was, not sure) an Owens-Illinois plant there.


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