A Fathers Day Blast From the Past

Happy Fathers Day to all the daddy O’s out there.

I thought I’d share some vintage shots of my father and me.
I guess I now can be classified as vintage.


Getting tortured with the hose. Don’t you love that old station wagon?


Here we are over the Christmas holiday. I had a cast on my arm that year.

Let’s take note of some of the items in this shot shall we. 

Let’s start with the space ship like light fixture? You can probably find it on ebay now.

Oh and the phone on the wall. Remember when you were tethered to a wall? With a rotary dial??

There was always a variety of drinks ready for when guests arrived. Oh and the Christmas Panettone. Sort of an Italian fruit cake but not rock like.

Great memories. I love looking at old pictures.

Nonno 4

I learned a lot from my father growing up.

My love of gardening came from him. He had the greenest thumb and could grow anything. He had a big vegetable garden and cared for it like another child.

My ability to tinker with and fix thing. That was him. I would call him for help on how to fix something. A tv or vcr. If I couldn’t get it working he’d just laugh and tell me get the hammer and give it a wack.

Maybe that’s where I got my impatience from.

Happy Fathers Day

I miss you.


see ya,



  1. That is such a heartwarming post ♥

    Happy father's day to all the Dads in the world !

  2. Aww, love the photos, Anita! What a sweet post.

    Father's Day in NZ is in September...but happy Father's Day to all celebrating it today :)

    xx Karen

  3. What a sweet and loving tribute to your father!

    Great photos!

  4. Hi Anita,
    It is a lovely tribute to the men in our lives that helped shape us....left us many years too soon.

  5. What a beautiful post Anita. I love the photos of you and your dad, such wonderful memories. I hope you had a good day.

  6. Love all your old photos, Anita. Hope you had a good weekend :)

  7. Those are some great pictures, and really lovely post.
    That last picture of your dad is wonderful! He looks so handsome. :)

  8. What a sweet post...love your commentary. Now, I'm going to have to look through all my old photos.

  9. awww. how sweet. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man. I love those old photos too, so fun to look back through the old photos. I love that last one, how handsome he is.

  10. Anita, your dad was so handsome! What a beautiful tribute.

    And I love the light. You're right. You could probably fetch a good price for that on Ebay. Vintage is where it's at.

    Oh and with 7 kids, 4 of them girls, we had the longest cord on our phone. Seriously, I don't know where my dad got it from, but it was miles long. You could stretch it all the way out and reach practically one end of the house. It was a good thing when you were a teenager and you needed your privacy for all those super important phone calls.

  11. My favorite photo is you getting blasted by the hose, because I LOVE the boots your father is wearing with his shorts!!!!

  12. I love old photos! These are so great. Love the 70s decor!

  13. What a lovely tribute to your father, Anita.

    Hope you get a chance to come over this week and enter our "Celebrate Summer" giveaway for a pair of Beach Glass Earrings.


  14. Sweet post honoring your father. I'm noticing that lawn chair in the outside shot - we all had the same stuff back then!! LOL

  15. Anita, this is such a sweet tribute to your dad! Your childhood home so reminds me of the place I lived in as a girl in Savannah...love the station wagon! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments...good luck in my giveaway!

  16. Just beautiful...he is proud of you I am sure.

  17. I love vintage pictures and these are awesome!
    And if you come across those light fixtures, save them for me-- I love them!

  18. What a great tribute to your Dad, Anita! He was a very handsome man. Love the photos of you as a little tyke. I miss my Dad, too.


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