Thursday, October 8, 2009

Remembering


My lovely dad passed away 12 years ago today. Born in London between the wars. A 10 pound Pom at the age of 15, who loved Australia and never wanted to leave here. A fabulous cook and incredible artist. Loving and devoted father. He was so funny - his sense of humour was always there for us. Such a kind and gentle soul. Much loved and missed.

20 comments:

Amanda Nicole said...

It's so good to remember, isn't it? You look just like him :)

Kickcan and Conkers said...

You must miss him Kylie. You have his smile.

Blueberry Park said...

That's too young, for you and for him. Enjoy your lovely sweet memories xx

RedorGrayArt said...

oh I see your smile in his...mine has been gone that long as well..memories sustain us

Loz and Dinny said...

What a lovely smiley man ... you've made me all teary x

Corrie said...

sending you some hugs for today! remember the good things,
Corrie:)

Cat said...

Thinking of you Kylie. I just posted too because I lost my father figure/Grandfather 7 years ago today too. Much, much, much love to you. Cat. xo

M* (Melanie) said...

It's lovely to see where you get your creativity, humour and smile from Kylie. He sounds as though he was a wonderful man.

blue moss said...

so glad you had a fabulous dad
and such loving memories....
thinking of you
michelle

Christina Lowry said...

What a handsome man your father was. I see his features in you too. Thinking of you today.

We were looking through old black and white photos last night and I was 'meeting' my husbands Grandparents for the first time through those photos. We are so lucky to be able to document things on film, aren't we.

june at noon said...

Wow, I can see the family resemblance! It's such a bittersweet thing to remember, isn't it? My dad passed away three and a half years ago, and I know the mix of happy reminiscence and ache of loss that goes with the remembering. Sounds like he was a pretty special dad!

Kirsty said...

Lots of love to you. xx

gretchenmist said...

a lovely photo ~ and yes there is an amazing resemblance. i think we agree that these days get stranger and stranger ~ hope you are doing ok today :)

littlechrissy said...

Everyone is absolutely right - you definitely have your Dad's smile. Hope you are having some happy memories today of all the wonderfully fun times you had together.
Sending happy thoughts your way.

ArtMind said...

*hugs*
You look like two drops! You never really get used to losing someone so close. Thank goodness for happy memories to make up for the absence.

Nanette said...

It is a brilliant photo, he looks like he is having the time of his life. Much love to you today.
x

tiel said...

i'm glad that you still have happy memories of him. what a beautiful photo...and so Australian for that era.

Cindy said...

Sweet memories Kylie - it's good for the soul to sit quietly and remember...

Francesca said...

bless you kylie. beautiful post. x

Fine Little Day said...

I can see you in his face. Lovely photo of him.