Father’s Day ♥

A little surprise for my dad…that’s him, John Patrick Stewart, Jr., on the shelf over my kitchen sink…looking dapper in his leather flying jacket.  The other surprise is this: The Tennessee Waltz — it’s his favorite song, he’s sung it all my life, in a way no one has before (and hopefully ever will).  Our dad is the epitome of creativity, made something from nothing every day of his life and still does.  He’s adorable.  One other thing, Dad, go to Nicks tonight for dinner…they’re waiting for you. xoxo Love, your darling daughter and favorite, Sue

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32 Responses to Father’s Day ♥

  1. laurie says:

    your dad is a very handsome man,,happy fathers day to him,

  2. Pom Pom says:

    LOVE! How sweet. You’re dad sounds like a hero, Susan!
    I must mention how I love the little friends on your window sill.

  3. Sandy says:

    Susan, what a great picture of your Dad. I only wish my Dad was still here so I could say “Happy Father’s Day to him too!!! Hope you and Joe have a super day. I was my Dad’s favorite, I am a only child and it is hard to loose both of your parents. Love all that you do for all of us. I am a fan also on Facebook and just love hearing from you and Peg<3

  4. dawn says:

    That’s a handsome father you have!
    What is it about a father singing or whistling a song that sticks with us? My father likes to sing the first lines of ‘O Mein Papa’ and always gets a little teary-eyed when he does, thinking about his own dear father who left him too early.
    Your cranberry coffee cake looks so delicious, by the way…it would be so perfect right now with a glass of milk. Yum!
    xoxo Dawn

  5. Nellie says:

    A wonderful tribute to your father! I lost mine 38 years ago, when he was only 63. Everyday I am reminded of his influence in my life, and am thankful for the kind of man he was.
    Hope your party in the garden went well last night!

  6. pam says:

    He looks like a movie star!

  7. Pat Mofjeld says:

    What a nice Father’s Day surprise for your dad! Lost mine in 2000, doesn’t seem possible that 11 years has passed by. I wish I could tell him Happy Father’s Day and visit with him…miss him so much… 🙂

    • sbranch says:

      Can only imagine…I’ll share, my dad has 8, what is one more pat on the head? Won’t be quite the same, but maybe if you close your eyes. xoxo

  8. Barbara (WA) says:

    Your dad was movie-star handsome, wasn’t he? My dad always sang little tunes, changing the words, making us laugh. Have a lovely day!

  9. {oc cottage} says:

    What a precious post! And what a lucky girl you are!! ;}

    m ^..^

  10. Sandra says:

    Fabulous little shrine to your Dad…right where you can “visit” daily!

  11. Angie(Tink!) says:

    Hello Sweet Sue Your Daddy is a “Movie~Star”….My Daddy was too(he’s Been in Heaven Now going on 5 Years this October) But He is always in My Heart!…Thank You for Sharing All Of You with Us….Let’s Raise Our Glasses to All Our Daddys On This Very Special Day…Honoring Our Dads! Love & Hugzzz & Singing Sweet Songs….shall We Dance to…The Tennessee Waltz….xoxo Poof!

  12. Barbara says:

    Oh please give your Dad a Happy Father’s Day and tell him you love him every chance you get. We never realize how little time we have with our father’s until they’re gone.

    Hugs XX

  13. Brenda says:

    What a handsome man. My dad is 75 and lives in another state. Talked to him today of coarse. Made hubs dad a Strawberry/Rhubarb pie today. It is one of his favorites. The Rhubarb was transplanted from his father’s, hubs grandfathers land, to ours after his passing.

  14. Judy says:

    Knew you could do it! Wonderful and precious! xo

  15. Marilyn says:

    I can see creativity runs in your family! 🙂 Hope you
    had a wonderful Father’s Day.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  16. Mar Bailey says:

    I am so blessed to have a very wonderful and handsome daddy, like yours. He is 80 years young but in fragile health. I spent yesterday with him, holding on to every precious moment and crying like a 5 year old when he sang “Daddy’s Little Girl” and “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” to me. It was a lovely day full of tender memories.

  17. Karen P says:

    Wow! That’s one handsome young man there! I’ll bet he just swept your mom right off her feet!

  18. Barbara Thomas says:

    What a hunk he is, no wonder you are so cute! My parents love that song, too. Mom is 96 and will be flying out to see me in California from Texas(yes, that’s right, she still flys) and I know she will start singing ” I love you Because” another one of her favorites! These are things that are universal for us baby boomer sna dwhat makes life utterly adorable for us! Thanks for posting it!

  19. Melissa says:

    I have that same Puddle Duck figurine 🙂

  20. dottie says:

    Love the windowsill items — but I see Flopsy, Mopsy, cottontail and Mother — where oh where is Peter? Tell your handsome father Happy Father’s Day a bit late! My own father is gone but very much still present in my heart and life. Many songs are tied to him in my memory but one of the top tunes has to be Gonna Dance with the Dolly with the Hole in Her Stocking — he danced with us on New Year’s Eve one year — we were teens and spending the evening at an aunt and uncle’s house with their family. Grown-ups in the living room and the four of us kids playing records in the bedroom — and Daddy came in and danced to that one with us — as we played it again and again.

  21. Michele Gavaletz says:

    Very handsome dad – I can see how your mom fell in love with him! So happy that you still have each other – cherish every minute. My dad died when I was only two years old. You are a very lucky girl.

  22. Patsy says:

    Oh my gosh Susan. Did your post ever bring back memories. I remember being a little girl and my dad would turn on The Tennessee Waltz and I would sing and dance across the dining room. My dad has long since crossed over but I remember standing on his feet and we would dance to the Waltz. Thank you for reminding me.

  23. EsSuzy says:

    Susan, my dad also sang Tennessee Waltz & other songs too, songs from musical like Oklahoma especially. Once my daughter & her friends were watching a musical when one friend says “nobody ever really bursts into song like that in real life.” I’m sure you can guess her reply: My granddaddy does! Thanks for reminding me of happy memories.

  24. Lin says:

    You are fortunate to still have your Dad! I do too! Wrote about him here, if you have time to read about him.

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