Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day

IMG_0569 Happy Father's Day to all the dad's and mom's who had to be dad.

I created this card with my dad in mind. Robert Herbert Brown, Junior was born in Moultrie Georgia sometime in the teens of the 1900s. No one knows for sure exactly when as the census has something different than the baptismal record.  And the court house burned down before he had a copy of his birth certificate...if in deed one even existed, such was the times in the south, we go by the one he celebrated the most.

Any way he worked for the B&O Railroad as a steward for more than 30 years. So he will love the railroad theme. A friend Marolyn had the B&O stamp in her vast collection that was showcased in a prior post, and I could not believe my luck.

My dad is over 90 and spent the last week in the hospital. So I am glad to make this card since I have been planning a railroad theme card for several years now (I stamped those B&O images several years ago). Glad I was able to find them.

The inside is a testament to my dad.  It says:

5 Things I learned From My Dad

1. You can not leave at 8 and be there at 8. ( I heard this every morning because my mother was habitually late)

2. Measure twice, cut once. (Carpentry was his hobby)

3. Read the instructions

4.The difference between a Philips and a flathead screwdriver.

and 5. That I was loved.



Sandy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awwww, I love the tribute to your dad. I think I may have to adopt his be there at 8 saying. Hubby is habitually late and it is one of the things I have had to manage over the years. I hope he loves his card.

Pamela Levingston said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes Sandy he loved the card. He has always been an encourager even the time when the peanut butter cookies turned into the worst cake ever. He said it was good and pretended to eat it. And I am hardly ever late...I have been know to stay home rather than be late it is so in grained in me. He said if you are late on the railroad the train is gone. I hope you have happy memories of your father. QP

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Pam, this is a wonderful post. I am so proud of you. I can tell you are enjoying the gifts that you have received and passing it on to us. Thanks for sharing.


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