Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Fathers day to my Dad

My mother had me go through some boxes in her garage ... you know looking for SOMETHING ELSE we packed away that she needed.  I found a box of what I thought were old church manuals and leaflets and Sunday school books... but there were several manila envelops of pictures. GREAT black and white pictures of her and my dad. 
I think have mentioned that my mother HATES to have her picture taken.  There aren't many pictures around... well I found them all. And quite a few of my dad.
So today we will show and talk about my dad.
He was my best friend.  He was my teacher.  
Here is a young salesman in San Francisco. 
(I think he's mad about the dent in his car) 
This is my dad and his mother, Mona.  She was a single mom.  Oakland, CA.
My dad had several hobbies.  He loved photography... even had his own dark room (which Will had to dismantle when my mom sold her house, Thanks Will). 
Here he's kidding around like he worked for the local news station!!! haha always the kidder. He was a little crazy that way.  Never afraid to make waves or goof around.  He was everyone's friend.
Jim F. David, born Feb 7, 1926    died July 28, 1988   62 yrs old.  Mickey Mouse was his alter ego. 
He was the best dad ever.  The best Primary teacher ever, all his kids said so.  It hurts so much to think about him because I miss him so. 

and yes my maiden name was David... I only had to change one letter!

9 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Cherie said...

Great pictures and wonderful memories. That was a very fortunate find you made looking for "something else!".

DeEtta said...

My kiddos loved him as their primary teacher. I remember when Deborah broke her leg, he drew the cutest pictures and she hung them on the wall in her hospital room.

Sue said...

That must have been especially hard to lose him so early. My husband is only a year younger, 61.

He sounds like the very best of men.


Lauren said...

Makes me sad I was so little when he died and didn't get to know him. :(

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a delight to find all those photos. For Father's Day this year, I transferred all of our 8MM films to DVD for dad. Amazing!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

what a neat story about your dad..he must have been alot of fun growing up with..loved the photos..;)

Silver Strands said...

What a great tribute to your father! And so cute that you just changed 1 letter in your last name :)

Garden of Egan said...

What a tender tribute. I love those back and white photos,

I'm totally drooling over the camera!!!!

Flock of Lambs said...

I loved Brother David!!! He was such an inspiration to so many people. Not sure if you know this, but my brother, Ron, named his youngest son after your father. His name is James David Dillender. Your father touched many lives.