My Hero by aglennc

My Hero

My Dad is the person I most admire in my life. His early life was not easy. His Dad abandoned the family when he was two and left his family of Mom and four little boys all but destitute. Dad rose above it all, educated himself, and as a family man owned a successful electrical contracting business. He was an awesome Dad. He backed me up and encouraged me in everything I did or wanted to do. He also introduced me to two of my lifelong loves..... baseball and photography. Thanks, Dad, for all you were and all you did for our little family of four. I think of you and miss you every day!. .
A lovely tribute to your father.
June 18th, 2017  
I see gentleness in his eyes.
June 18th, 2017  
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A beautiful portrait of your Dad.
June 18th, 2017  
Wonderful portrait shot of your dad
June 18th, 2017  
Wonderful shot of your DAD
June 19th, 2017  
Beautiful tribute to a wonderful father!
June 19th, 2017  
Beautiful tribute
June 19th, 2017  
Aw - lovely- handsome man too
June 19th, 2017  
Great shot
June 19th, 2017  
Nice photo and tribute. I feel the same way about my dad too.
June 20th, 2017  
Lovely photo and wonderful story. Thanks so much for sharing both. I'm sure he must have been very proud of his little girl. I tried to get my girls interested in photography. But now they mostly use their phones. Though they do have fairly good compositional sense.
June 21st, 2017  
@mbrutus I forget to take photos with my phone. Never leave the house without my "big" camera... or two. As a kid I loved following Dad around on photo shoots. I remember the whole family making trips into the LA area, especially,, during the Christmas Holidays to get photos. He won awards in a number of local photo competitions. (We lived in Whittier.) Also one "infamous" trip to Devils Postpile -- A special out of the way trip to get there. We arrived -- and he was out of film. (The family never let him live that one done. He'd love thee digital age.)
June 21st, 2017  
Your poor father. Forgetting the film. I'm sure he never did live that down. I love digital for jus that reason. (Almost) always plenty of pictures left to take. I was at Devil's Postpile once. A very photogenic place. But I think it was still in the film days.
June 25th, 2017  
@mbrutus Glad you still had film at Devils Postpile. You're right. Dad never lived that one down. (When his fellow Lions Club friends found out about it he got fined for it. Pretty funny!)
June 26th, 2017  
My father was in the Lions Club in CT. I used to go walk the neighborhood with him, anually, trying to sell "brooms and bulbs" for their fundraisers.
June 27th, 2017  
@mbrutus Dad had over 30 years of perfect attendance. Once, when we were on a trip, we traveled 50 miles out of our way so he could attend a meeting so to keep his perfect attendance record...... It probably wasn't the only time we did that. This is the one I remember.
June 27th, 2017  
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