Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Friday, December 05, 2014

WHAT CHILD IS THIS.....

This child pictured with his parents is our father.  He was born on this day 100 years ago.
 12-05-1914 Dad's 100th Birthday today.
June 19, 2008 Ronnie Bennett of THE ELDER STORYTELLING PLACE was kind enough to share the story I wrote about our dad's life titled "LITTLE OWEN".   He was an amazing man and minister in the Methodist Church for 40 1/2 years and beyond retirement.  He was loved immensely by family, friends and church members. 
Happy 100th Birthday Daddy:)

26 comments:

  1. Great old pic! Wonderful that your Dad is remembered on his 100th, n has a historical remembrance written to teach in the future generations.

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    1. There is a lot more to his story but we have to set limits. He was such a blessing in my life as was my mom.

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    1. Thank you. He was often called handsome.

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  3. cute little fella and a very handsome man... so happy you had him for a Dad.

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    1. I was so fortunate to be born to my wonderful parents.

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  4. Your "Little Owen" piece was great reading. Thanks for sharing again on your dad's birthday.

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    1. I appreciate your comment very much Alan.

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  5. What a loving tribute to your dad.

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  6. A gorgeous baby, a handsome man - who looks a lot like his father.
    And it seems that he lived up to his handsome face.
    Lovely tribute - thank you.

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  7. A truly wonderful story of a truly wonderful man. Your father's parents look so young, too, Annie. To have lost eight babies is unimaginable, isn't it?

    I can see you in your grandmother, Annie.

    A lovely tribute to your father...thank you for sharing. :)

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  8. Such a handsome and kind looking man. That was an amazing story about his being a miracle baby and his non-polio. He took advantage of his gifts. Lovely tribute on his Birthday.

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  9. So that is why you are such an interesting and strong person!

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  10. Forgot to add that I am a backsliding Methodist and will always hold a warm spot to this church for nurturing this agnostic.

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  11. This is a very touching tribute. The old pictures are so precious. I wonder what it will be like for our grandchildren--with no shortage of digital images cataloging every moment.

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  12. i have pictures of my grandparents that i never met, to me it is awesome

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  13. I can see the family resemblance. :-)

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  14. Love the look on his face in the baby shot. Sounds like a great Dad to me!

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  15. Love the photos and the story of your father's truly miraculous life, Annie. No wonder you're such an amazing woman coming from such an incredible ancestry!

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  16. That is so neat that you have that picture! I can see the family resemblance. You are a good looking bunch.

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  17. A loving looking family and so wonderful that you carry on that loving spirit in your family. He would have loved that tribute!

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  18. That's lovely. Very good photograph. His mum was so pretty too.

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  19. I love the shoebox story. My friend Doris started her life that way also and she lived to be 102!

    Thanks for sharing your dear papa's story!

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  20. I love the shoebox story. My friend Doris started her life that way also and she lived to be 102!

    Thanks for sharing your dear papa's story!

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  21. The passage of time never ceases to amaze me. Wonderful photos.

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  22. Oh my! What an amazing person he was. I do love that photo of him with his parents in the period clothing.

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