Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

{my dad pushing me in my pram, circa 1973}

Yesterday my Dad turned 70!
7-0!!
He is one of the smartest men I know.
Seriously, his brain is like a treasure trove of information...
history, world events, photography, computers, electronics.
He is generous and has always sought to provide the best
for my brother and I, even now when we are grown.
He shares the same passion for German luxury cars as Jimmy,
thank goodness, because that is one topic I could care less to talk about.
He is private, but sensitive.
Still speaks with a Danish accent.
And still tells me every time I back out of the driveway to watch for
other cars, or the trash can, or the dark, or the slippery road.
Every. Time.
I Love You, Dad!
Tess

10 comments :

  1. That picture is priceless! What a sweet father you have and he raised a wonderful daughter. btw, My husband has a bit of danish ancestry as well!...and weboth own german cars haha!

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  2. What a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your dad!

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  3. My father died two years ago today. Opening your blog and seeing your post was a sweet reminder of how much I love my dad and how wonderfully he looked after me and my sister and brothers as well.

    Thank you so much for that and best wishes to your father.

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  4. SO sweet! I tell Jeff many times how dads are THE WORLD to their little girls - and to always remember that.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your dad. Mine turned 86 last month :)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  6. happy birthday to your sweet dad! hope he has a great day celebrating!

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  7. Beautiful way to honor your dad...happy birthday wishes!
    Michelle

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  8. What a precious picture! He reminds me of my dad who also will turn 70 this year!

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  9. So sweet, Tessa. My dad is 70 also. I've always been a daddy's girl and admire my dad for many of the same reasons you admire yours. :)

    love and hugs,
    Linsey

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