The Deacon's Bench
Where a Roman Catholic deacon ponders the world
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50 years ago: Summer 1961
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You look nothing like him. 😉
[Incredibly, when that picture was taken he was 42 — 10 years younger than I am now. But I’m developing that same belly…sigh…thank you, Ben & Jerry. Dcn. G.]
How sweet….also, was that beer at the beach?!
[It looks that way! It was a different time. Dcn. G.]
A wonderful picture…and your fathers smile with you (and perhaps that is your sister nearby) says it all
thanks for sharing
What a great photo. And you look exactly the same today. OK, maybe your hair is different!
You have your Dad’s smile! Thank you for sharing this beautiful and happy memory of your dear Dad with us!
Great photo! Thanks!
I’m sure it brings back many wonderful memories of the past.
When I see photos like this, I gaze at the children and wonder if they had any idea of the awesome life that God had in store for them… The gifts our parents pass on to us can only come from a truly loving God.
I’m often struck, now that I’m in my late 40s and have a teenager as my oldest child, how much more Dadlike my own father looked when he was my age.
My goodness, those earlier generates just seem like giants to me now. I guess the stories about your father seeming more and more great as you grow older are very true.
The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad! http://thegreatquotes.com/2011/06/fathers-day/
OMG what an awesome picture, Deacon!!! You look just like him!!! I know that he is smiling down on you and is so very proud of all your great successes!!! See ya from the Loft!
Nice picture, and good memories! I love those old pictures; what did we do in the days before photography? Our pastor once gave a homily on relics; explaining the difference between 1st class and 2nd class, etc. He then said that really, we are 1st class relics of our parents. I found it an interesting concept.
Amazing…You look the same!
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