My dad grew up on a farm in a small town in Southern Georgia. He was #5 of 9 boys and from what some of my Uncles have told me, he was a mama's boy! Having that many brothers had it's advantages...for instance no one made fun of the Crummey name because they'd have 9 boys all over them! I love to hear my dad tell stories from when he was a child. His dad would make their Christmas toys and apparently was REALLY good at it!
My dad joined the Navy right out of High school and eventually was stationed in Chicago where he ended up meeting my mom through a friend who was supposed to go on a double date with my mom and her friend, but ended up getting sick, so he asked my dad to fill in. Tell me if I am getting this right, dad :) That is the beginning of the rest of us! :)
My dad instilled some good ol' southern manners in me and I am grateful for that. I just wish I hadn't gotten into such BIG trouble in Minnesota for saying "yes ma'am" to a teacher. She thought I was being sassy. LOL

He taught me how to treat others and when my mom died, there were some neighborhood kids who would say mean and gross things about her decomposing and my dad told me that "your mothers in Heaven and don't listen to what anyone else says because it doesn't matter". It obviously stuck out in my 5 year old mind for me to still remember! :) There are many things that my dad has taught me and helped me with and I want him to know I love and miss him. I also love this next pick of our first Nintendo when they came out. My dad and brother played it for the longest time and even threw out their cowboy quick draw! Oh, the memories! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lisha said...

How sweet, happy birthday to your dad!

danakat said...

Aw heck, Sharon...today is my mom's bday too (remember?) but I haven't gotten around to posting lotsa luv for her yet. I hope she doesn't check your blog before I get something up on mine. :)

Happy Bday to your Daddy!
He is a very lucky man to have you for a daughter. And I mean...very lucky!

Lisa said...

That is so sweet of you to do! You a a super daughter!

ps. love the shades!! haha

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