Tuesday, 22 February 2011

F is for father

My father was very special. He took part in our lifes in a way that is common nowerdays but wasn’t then in the 40ties and 50ties. Although he wanted a son, he was very very proud of us girls. His “favourite” was the youngest one but I knew he loved me just as much. I was the boyish one. Played football, ishockey, basket … My father always watched my matches and was a great supporter.
He was very interested in technical things and a kind of genious. My son and his cousin have the same skill. His last years he travelled around to us to be with his grandchildren. He died in brain tumur far too early. I felt it was very unfair.
Pappa yngst och minst här kanske 1912.
My father is in the middle. I think it is 1911 or 1912. He had six brothers and one sister who died young.

My father and mother before they were married. My grandfather was the first one to buy a car in the area. My father had always been interested in cars and he also had a Harley.
Pappas Ford V8 - och favorit - naturligtvis!
The car we had when I was a little girl - a Ford V8. It took us to Norway, Denmark and Germany.
My father was very special and I loved him dearly. Everyone did.


My awesome father 
Checks his automobile
Then we went away

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely post and tribute to your Father for the F Day, Birgitta! Love the old photos! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Cezar and Léia said...

A wonderful man, and your post is such a lovely homage!
Very well done!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Roger Owen Green said...

Your parents always go too soon. My father was 73 when he died a decade ago.

It's weird to think of my parents' lives before I was born.

Nice pictures and story.

Rosy said...

Nice to hold on to fond memories of your Father and a very good choice for the F Challenge too.

Follow your blog from the ABC Challenge.

Francisca said...

Fond memories of your Father are a Fantastic thing to have. A Fine tribute. My father was more the typical bread winner who played Santa Claus with his children.

Kim, USA said...

Such a very beautiful tribute to your father. We are so blessed we have fathers who loved us and who cared for us. Happy Wednesday!
ABC Wednesday-F

EG Wow said...

I very much enjoyed your memories of your father, Birgitta! He was a handsome man!

Leslie: said...

A Fabulous tribute to your Father. I can tell you have fabulous memories of him and your days as a child. Have a fun-filled week,

Leslie
ABCW Team

photowannabe said...

This is a Fine tribute to your Father and your Family. He sounds like he was a Fabulous person.

Joy said...

He sounds a fun Father and precious memories, love the photos.

Misfit in Paradise said...

I love the old photos.
Donna - ABC Team

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful post and tribute to your Father, Brigita. He sounds like a great and caring father, involved with his children, - that kind of love is so special.

Greyscale Territory said...

A glorious, fascinating series of photos! Loved seeing the changing dress styles! And your post unfolds as a beautiful tribute to your father!

NanU said...

A lovely tribute, Birgitta.

Anna said...

En fin hyllning till en far! Utmärkt ordval för F-vecka. (Att jag inte kom på det själv!)
Varma hälsningar,
Anna
Anna's ABC-F and AT-T: Tooth-Faerie

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