Some Of My Dad's Things


Stuttgart, United States

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This is dedicated to Daughters Everywhere. Especially ones who only have a few items and many memories left of their Fathers……I recently closed out my late fathers estate, in Star City, Ark USA, with a few family members. I looked everywhere for his service flag, from his recent W W II military funeral. I found it in the closet with his cowboy boots and belt. I had forgotten about his boots and belt. I cried so hard (I’m actually tearing up writing this!) Clothes fell on me, and my family could HEAR me crying, but had to LOOK for me. I was buried under his sport coats….Shown here are his Cowboy Boots and Belt, with faded name EARL on it, his Bible, and his flag. Also shown is a petrified driftwood/jade cross I gave him decades ago. I used a Cammo Pattern backdrop, he was an avid hunter. There is a Funny Grimace face I made in Jr High. He loved horse racing and he did own PART of one in the 80s (the part that ATE, he said!!!) He was a rice/soybean farmer, so the photo is a tractor, in it is his photo from World War II. He was among the first Americans on the scene when Mussolini had just been hung. The 2 knives in the photo actually belonged to Mussolini, spoils of war….I remember the stories he would tell us around the dinner table (much to moms shock and horror! LOL) NOT exactly Table Conversation. LOL….I had never really got to know him as an adult, parents having divorced and mom and I moved to Calif in 1968. But I moved back in 1984, and was able to spend a lot of time really getting to know him, as an equal. I am grateful for those years, and even MORE stories!!!…..Taken with a SanyoVPC-E2100.

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